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Unread 03-12-2004, 05:41 PM
Speaking to med students

Betty Reiser from NYC and the Ovarian Cancer Natl Alliance, has a wonderful program up there. She and three ovarian cancer survivors go into all the medical schools and share their stories with small groups of third year medical students.
Late last winter Betty came to Phila and trained some ovca survivors from around the Phila area. I was one of them.
Today we went into Jefferson Medical College and presented a program similar to Betty's. One survivor acts as the moderator, then three survivors tell their story. The group of students is usally small, 20 to 25, and they are going through their various rotations. They were such an attentive group. I was quite impressed. Their level of awareness is being raised in a way that truly touches their hearts. Hopefully they will carry our message with them out into their own practices one day.
Until ovacheck is here, awareness is all we have.

oxoxox karenann
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Unread 03-12-2004, 07:20 PM
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That sounds like a wonderful program--it will help you as much as you hope it helps the med students! There is a lot of power in telling your story, and whenever you do, you send some of your awareness into the world. Good work!
Unread 03-13-2004, 02:14 PM
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Hi Karenann,

If this project ever filters out to Long Island, I would be happy to speak as a survivor also. Keep me in mind if you hear anything.

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Unread 03-13-2004, 02:40 PM
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What a wonderful program and opportunity. Hopefully, this will remind future doctors to listen to their patients. Karenann, you do such good work.
Ruth S
Unread 03-14-2004, 08:45 AM
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Dear Karenann,
That is such a wonderful oppurtunity to spread the word. New doctors learn from what they are told and to me they are lacking in so much information. Here is my personal example: 9 months before I was diagnosed with ovca I went to my family doctor with my vague complaints and he felt my belly and said "you are too fat just lose some weight"!! He did a blood count and a thyroid tests and nothing else. This is the kind of doctor that is teaching the new ones. I applaud you for all your work. I have been offered a job in Blue Bell and if I take it I would like to become involved. Keep up all your good work.
Unread 03-15-2004, 12:21 AM
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I have given business presentations all over the world and would be happy to speak to med students (or doctors in their surgical rotations) here on the West Coast. Please let me know if there might be a need here in So Cal. I'm theatrical and entertaining when I speak, but I have enough medical lingo down to be able to hold court in a group of doctors. Do let me know if I can help.
Unread 03-15-2004, 05:07 PM
Speaking to med students

Karenann, Wow! that is a great sounding program! To long have alot of Doctors dimissed alot of our symtoms until the Cancer has progressed into a later stage. Keep us all informed on how it is going.


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