https://www.healthcentral.com/article/choose-right-surgeon-for-ovarian-cancer-surgery
Ovarian CancerTreatment

With Ovarian Cancer, the Right Surgeon Could Help Save Your Life

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    Kathleen Maxian

    Kathleen Maxian

    @KathleenMaxian

    Kathleen Maxian is an advanced stage ovarian cancer survivor. Because of the inherited BRCA 1 gene mutation, she was predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer that could have been detected through genetic testing. Those genetic tests are now readily available to American women thanks to a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared it illegal for any biotechnology company to hold a patent on a gene. She has been credited in helping that groundbreaking decision happen through her patient advocacy. You can find her on Twitter @KathleenMaxian.