This health video looks at the things you can do to help your body lower the risk of ovarian Cancer.
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Jennifer Matthews: Jean Bruner's friends are her family. Jean Bruner: I have no brothers or sisters and no close family, but I'm not lonesome. I've never been lonesome. I can always stay busy. Jennifer Matthews: Bruner needs a support system like her best friend Dottie, especially since she is battling cancer for the third time. Ten years, ago it was breast cancer. Now, she's getting chemo for ovarian cancer, for the second time. Jean Bruner: I just put myself in the hands of the Lord and the care I had. Jennifer Matthews: Part of that care was taking an experimental drug called A6. It works by preventing blood vessels from growing and causing tumors to develop and spread. Dr. Sharad Ghamande says the women who had injections of it delayed their ovarian cancer from coming back by about six months. That's important because the longer you wait to have chemo again after being diagnosed, the more effective it is. Sharad Ghamande: It's almost like a new cancer, and you can re-operate or re-give them chemotherapy, and many of them will do fairly well, Jennifer Matthews: Jean delayed her cancer from coming back by about 11 months. Jean Bruner: And I know I'm a walking miracle. Jennifer Matthews: She celebrated life by taking a trip to Hawaii with Dottie, who will be there to guide her every step of the way. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.