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Marisa's Wish Hopes To Raise Awareness For Ovarian Cancer

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It was in March of this year when doctors diagnosed Marisa Lowe with advanced Ovarian cancer. It was in March of this year when doctors diagnosed Marisa Lowe with advanced Ovarian cancer.
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It was in March of this year when doctors diagnosed Marisa Lowe with advanced Ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer is a disease typically seen in older women, but Marisa's only 25 years old and she's already been diagnosed twice.

When she was diagnosed for the second time she received chemotherapy once a week, but now she goes once month. Despite that, the cancer has not gone away. "She showed up actually with some symptoms that showed up that didn't seem like it should be ovarian cancer, more digestive bowel symptoms, but then we went through the process of investigating and the testing showed that this was an advanced cancer," Marisa's doctor, Dr. Liz Grosen said.

"Especially when you go through it once, the second time around I instantly knew, oh, something's wrong again," Marisa said. Marisa is KHQ Meteorologist Leslie Lowe's stepdaughter. As Marisa continues her treatment she hopes to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer and wants to encourage all women to get tests if something doesn't feel right. When the Gonzaga women's basketball team learned of her story they wanted to play a game in honor of "Marisa's Wish."

On Monday night at 6 pm it will be Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night when the Gonzaga Women take on the University of California Riverside. Marisa, Leslie the rest of the Lowe family would like to invite you to join them for this game.

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