Humans of the Hospital: Ovarian cancer patient Phyllis Matthews

Patient Phyllis Andrews
Phyllis Andrews shows us what real strength is all about.

“I have ovarian cancer. My doctor discovered it three weeks ago, and the symptoms started in December. Cancer got me the first time last year, in the bladder. When I got the news both times, I just accepted it. I listen to the doctors and see what they’re going to do for me. Right now, it looks like I need chemo or radiation. We won’t know until Thursday. I just have to accept my situation and smile. There’s nothing you can do about it. Be positive and don’t go around saying, “why me?” – because I haven’t asked that question yet.” – Phyllis Matthews, Westmead Hospital patient.

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