Natick, MA: Patricia Franchi Flaherty
“I want women to be armed with good information to make smart choices about their disease,” Patti explains. “If I can prevent someone going through what I’ve gone through, that’s success.”
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In 2007, the National Institutes of Health recorded more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer, and more than 15,000 deaths from it. It’s been called “the silent killer” because its early symptoms are subtle. For women diagnosed in stage 1 of the disease, the cure rate is 90 percent, but most cases aren’t diagnosed until the cancer has spread.