Losing a loved one to ovarian cancer is devastating. To help find a cure is inspirational. That’s how Derek Loeser and his wife, Katie Van Kessel, M.D., have chosen to remember Derek’s mom, Susan, after she passed away from ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is virtually a hidden disease, with symptoms that are easily attributed to other medical conditions. In Susan’s case, her cancer had metastasized by the time it was discovered.