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Shelley and her daughter
Shelley was most worried about the implications for her daughter
When Shelley discovered she carried the BRCA1 mutation her emotions were mixed. She now had access to more treatment options, but she was terrified about what the result might mean for her daughter… The first time I was offered genetic testing I refused. It just didn’t feel right. But after my...
Jessica
Jessica was determined to find out what was causing her symptoms
What happens when one family has to cope with multiple cancer diagnoses? When Jessica began to experience persistent abdominal bloating, she couldn’t help but worry. As the mother of a teenager diagnosed with leukaemia, she knew first-hand the importance of paying attention to your body. So when...
Julia
I try to live a normal life – just at a slightly slower pace.
When Julia was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer in early 2013, she couldn’t help feeling like it was some kind of surreal joke. She's sharing her story for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as she reflects on the last few years, she talks about living with cancer and why everybody deserves a...
Helen
The biggest change is discovering that I’m stronger than I thought
From stoma pep talks to causing chaos on the chemotherapy ward, Helen describes what it’s really like to live with ovarian cancer and why for her, it’s important to keep smiling… On my first visit to chemotherapy I got myself sent to the ‘naughty corner’. I hadn’t really known what to expect, and...

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