Episode 16: Jenn Durbal (Peritoneal Cancer at 44)

Jenn Durbal was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer at the age of 44. She initially presented with three months of symptoms which were initially thought to be viral or the flu. She went to the doctor multiple times and ultimately, was sent to the ER where she was found to have a collapsed lung and a build up of fluid around the lungs. Six days later, she was discharged home with a diagnosis of stage 4 primary peritoneal cancer.  Jenn is a special education instructional assistant, a mom to three daughters and a grandmother to a three year old granddaughter. She is also a carrier of a BRCA1 genetic mutation. Today, she shares her story of receiving chemotherapy and subsequent treatment and how she is living life with a diagnosis of “terminal cancer.” Image-5

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Episode 3: Ingrid Kolstoe (Low Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer at 41)

Episode 4: Pari Berk (Colon Cancer at 43)

Episode 10: Kate Crawford (Breast Cancer at 28)

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