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My ovarian cancer has come back

Some people find the news that cancer has returned, or ‘recurred’, more upsetting than the original diagnosis. You may still be recovering from your initial treatment or you may have hoped that cancer was far behind you.

Much of what you read about ovarian cancer on the internet can be shocking, and statistics can paint a very grim picture. It is important to remember that there are many different types of ovarian cancer and different women will respond in different ways. Sometimes this is based on stage and grade, and sometimes on factors that we don’t yet understand.

We’ve created this section to help you understand your treatment options, the practicalities of a recurrence and explore how you might feel during this time. This content is primarily taken from our guide, Back here again.

Last reviewed: August 2014
Next review: August 2016