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WE Have Cancer - Lee Silverstein EPISODE 137, 5th November 2019
When Cancer Returns After Being Cured
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When Cancer Returns After Being Cured

In 2005 Wendi was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic ovarian cancer. She also tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene. After treatment, which included a hysterectomy and prophylactic double mastectomy, she was pronounced "cured" after five years.

Early in 2019, after 14 years her cancer returned. During our conversation we discussed:

  • How a case of appendicitis led to the diagnosis of her cancer recurrence.
  • The challenges she now faces with the metastasis to her peritoneum.
  • HIPEC as an option for treatment of her cancer recurrence.
  • The long-term side effects of her initial treatment and how it's impacted her life.
  • How her cancer recurrence has impacted decisions on her life moving forward.
  • How turning to her faith has brought her comfort.

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