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The heart of healing – Melissa Barr
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The heart of healing – Melissa Barr

Melissa Barr loves showing her heart to her family, her friends, her community and her students. Barr, who teaches first grade at Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy, returned fulltime to the classroom in August, nearly nine months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her treatment included a procedure called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, making her the...

Fighting Back Against Ovarian Cancer
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Fighting Back Against Ovarian Cancer

By the time Lilimay Stokes-Prospere learned she had ovarian cancer, it was quite advanced. That’s not unusual, since there are no early screening tests for the disease and symptoms are often dismissed because they mimic other less serious conditions. The vast majority of ovarian cancer cases are detected at Stage 3 or Stage 4. Determined...

Dena’s Story
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Dena’s Story

Dena Svoboda, 56, never expected a bad case of acid reflux would turn out to be cancer. “I thought it was a gallbladder issue, but it wasn’t,” said Dena, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio. “It ended up being a 25-pound tumor.” Dena was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had surgery at Cleveland Clinic to remove the...

Melissa’s Story
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Melissa’s Story

Melissa Hough considers herself to be patient No. 154. That’s how unusual her condition is. In June, she was diagnosed with cystic mesothelioma. It’s a noncancerous version of the lung disease commonly linked to asbestos exposure. In Hough’s case, hundreds of cysts had developed throughout her abdomen. “When I first heard ‘mesothelioma,’ I freaked out,”...

Harvey’s Story
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Harvey’s Story

Harvey Kemp, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Ovarian Cancer. He is a Patient of Dr. Leonard Henry of Goshen Hospital. Watch the news video below: Treatment Featured on Good Doctor available in Goshen Schedule a Conversation with Dr. Henry