November 29, 2012

Paula Shields | Ovarian Cancer Survivor

“In the course of about two weeks last June, my abdomen because distended and I felt full soon after I started eating. I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist who conducted some tests and diagnosed me with stage 3 ovarian cancer.

We spoke to some doctor friends and others who all recommended I see Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Burnett at UAMS. My doctor emailed him on Friday, he saw me on Monday and I had surgery on Wednesday. That was followed by six chemo treatments.

My final chemo session was on Halloween. My husband and friends were there to help me celebrate with balloons and posters.

I feel blessed to have had such quick and wonderful treatment.”

Paula Shields
Ovarian cancer survivor
Little Rock, Ark.