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Peggy had ups as well as downs when she was diagnosed
Everyone’s ovarian cancer story is individual. Like most women who have been diagnosed, parts of my story are unique to me, whilst other bits are things we can all relate to. The first time I realised that something was wrong was when I started experiencing nipping pains in my pelvis and thought it...
Elisabeth
Elisabeth's ovarian cancer story started with a letter
When the hospital letter dropped through her letterbox, Elisabeth had no idea that the contents would have such a huge impact on her life. Here she talks about the confusion surrounding her diagnosis and why she proves that there is life after cancer… I first found out about my cancer through a...
"I ignored what my body was trying to tell me, and I never will again"
Working as an auxiliary nurse on a busy stroke unit, Sharon barely had time to think about the upcoming Christmas holiday, let alone her sudden weight gain, lack of appetite and chronic exhaustion. She could never have imagined that just over 6 months later, she would be undergoing a surgical...
Sue talks about her ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment
Sue was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, aged 47. She tells us about her diagnosis and treatment. As a working 47 year old I was used to feeling exhausted and fairly crappy.  Presenting with bloating, I was poked and prodded and told categorically that ‘the one thing it isn't is fluid’ by my GP. I...

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