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Allison Ward Patient Expert

Columbia, Maryland
I am 37 and stage IV metestastic ovarian cancer. I was diagnosed two years ago and have had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. My cancer has spread to my liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphnodes and brain. I am currently out off treatment and in the end stage. This blog was created as a mechanism to... Full Bio
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Nov 02 2010 by Vicki
Hi Allyson! I am new to this website but have read several of your posts and admire your courage in sharing your experiences with others. You have the ability to put into words what others of us affected by cancer cannot. Thank you. If you are up to corresponding please do. I would be pleased to hear from you.
Nov 29 2009 by Dr. Nagaraj

Dear Allison, 

I hereby requesting your vote to win 'People's Health Blogger Award'. Please see all my posts related to cancer in my blog. Thank you in advance for your help.

Best Regards,



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