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EP 807 Ovarian Cancer: One Survivor's Story

Summary: Every year, over 22,000 women in the United States are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 14,000 women die from the disease.
Air Date: 9/27/16
Duration: 40:25
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Andrea Herzberg
Andrea-HerzbergAndrea Herzberg is a 20-year survivor of late-stage ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed at age 39. Born in Brooklyn and educated in public schools, Andrea graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. As a news reporter, she worked for the Troy (New York) Times Record and United Press International. Her second career was in community policing. She retired as a sergeant from the Special Victims Division in 2011 after 26 years of diverse assignments with the NYPD.

Now, as coordinator of SHARE’s toll-free ovarian helpline, Andrea recruits and trains volunteers who are both compassionate listeners and passionate about helping callers find information, support and hope. Andrea feels privileged to know these women who use their own experiences with a life-threatening illness to help others. Her husband, Andrew, a professor of English literature, facilitates SHARE’s caregiver support group. The couple has a daughter who works in theater production.
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/SHARECancerSupport
  • Guest Twitter Account: @SHAREing
EP 807 Ovarian Cancer: One Survivor's Story
To kick off this podcast, Dr. Michael Roizen gives you a quick review of the latest health headlines... the news that matters to you most.

Then, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Roizen is joined by 20-year cancer survivor Andrea Herzberg.

Every year, over 22,000 women in the United States are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 14,000 women die from the disease.

The nonprofit organization SHARE supports and educates women facing ovarian cancer and provides information to those interested in learning about the disease and taking greater control of their health.

Listen in to Andrea's story and find out how to protect yourself from this silent, deadly disease.


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