How having a stroke saved this woman’s life

Susan Caluori and Dr. Nancy Gilbert

When a 60-year-old Montreal woman showed up in a hospital emergency department three years ago unable to control the left side of her face, she was treated for a stroke. It took a second ER visit and multiple tests before doctors realized that what had been causing her symptoms was, in fact, a rare form of ovarian cancer that doctors have dubbed "the empress of subterfuge."

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