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How Cancer Diagnosis Turned A Journalist Into Advocate For Other Survivors

Susan with Dr. Armando Sardi of Mercy Hospital in Baltimore one week after surgery on Nov. 7, 2017.
Susan Lisovicz
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Susan with Dr. Armando Sardi of Mercy Hospital in Baltimore one week after surgery on Nov. 7, 2017.

To say Susan Lisovicz did not think she had cancer is an understatement.

She’d been told her excruciating stomach pain was the result of constipation. But, after another trip to the emergency room, a specialist told her the pain was actually Stage 3 ovarian cancer.

Lisovicz, who is a longtime journalist and visiting professor at ASU’s Cronkite School, wrote about her experience in the Washington Post.

The Show spoke with The Show about led her to share her personal story in such a public place, rather than on something like Facebook.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.