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Woodbury resident Pam McDonald, a 10-year ovarian cancer survivor, has organized a fundraising event called Spin It Teal, which will benefit the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. The event, which will be held at three locations throughout the Twin Cities, will have participants cycle for one hour. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

Woodbury woman takes teal for a spin

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It was in 2003 that Woodbury resident Pam MacDonald went to the doctors with abdominal pain and bloating.

MacDonald visited three doctors only to receive the diagnosis that she had a hernia.


It wasn’t until she met with a surgeon that she received the correct diagnosis – she had stage three ovarian cancer.

“My life just changed,” she said.

MacDonald’s misdiagnosis is all too common among women, she said.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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