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Patient Stories

Joanna Rudnick's Story

Joanna Rudnick Joanna Rudnick doesn't have cancer, and she hopes she never will. But her mother and grandmother and great grandmother all had either breast or ovarian cancer. Joanna also has a gene mutation of one of the BRCA genes, which are commonly known as the breast cancer genes. Read her story . . .


Nini Lyman's Story

Nini Lyman When diagnosed with cancer, people’s reactions are unique and personal. Nancy Stoll Lyman, known as Nini to her family and friends, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November, 1999 at the age of 39; and she used her experience as a springboard into action and advocacy. Read her story. . . 




If you or a loved one has been told you may have or do have ovarian cancer, and you’d like to be evaluated or treated by one of the gynecologic oncologists at Northwestern Memorial, call 312-695-0990. An intake nurse will help you decide if a gynecologic cancer specialist is the right doctor for you, and may ask for your medical records or doctor’s referral.

If you don’t have a doctor or would like to make an appointment with a gynecologist for the first time, call 1-877-926-4664 or request an appointment online.

 The ovarian cancer section was made possible by a generous grant from Bears Care.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011


To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.