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Zowie was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer at 28 years old
Just over a year ago, Zowie was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. The 28-year-old mother of two spent over three months in hospital undergoing a full hysterectomy, colostomy and three rounds of chemotherapy. Zowie recently returned to work, ran a 10k in her underwear to help raise money for...
Audrey was diagnosed after experiencing abdominal pain
When Audrey went along to her first Being Together day, she was terrified. She had no idea what to expect. Would the event be sad? Depressing? Would everyone there be sick? Instead she made a new friend and says the whole experience filled her with hope… When I was examined by my GP and told my...
Julie discovered a family link to cancer
When Julie went to her doctor complaining of sickness and bloating, she had no way of knowing that her symptoms might be linked to her sister’s breast cancer diagnosis. Here she talks about family history, and why – when it comes to getting answers – sometimes the small details can end up being the...
Glynis thanks her GP for testing for ovarian cancer quickly
When Glynis went to her GP complaining of bloating he quickly sent her for a CA125 blood test. She had no idea his quick thinking would end up saving her life… I lost my husband three years ago to cancer. When he was sick he looked so ill, so when I got ill and looked so well, I couldn’t believe I...