Paying it Forward: A Young Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis with a Rare Ending

4 years ago
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Julie McMullen, then 27, experienced severe abdominal cramping. After four trips to the ER, it was decided that she undergo laparoscopic surgery to remove what was believed to be a cyst. After surgery, Julie woke up to a room full of family and friends. She had ovarian cancer. Dr. Krivak of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC came to the rescue and removed the cancer while saving one of her ovaries. Today, Julie is healthy and pregnant, and had a healthy baby boy, Richard, in January 2011. Julie and her husband, Mike, continue to raise funds for women's cancer research.