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Mandy's story
Mandy has taken part in our online support events during lockdown...
My name is Mandy. I have recurrent ovarian cancer and it’s been more than five years since my diagnosis. This is my story… I would say things began in late 2013, but like many women with ovarian cancer, I’d been experiencing symptoms before that. And like many women, I put them down to the onset of...
Despite a difficult diagnosis, Diane has never given up hope.
When Diane’s consultant told her that the tumour in her ovary was borderline, everyone expected her to feel relieved. After all, it wasn’t ‘full-blown’ cancer. Instead, Diane felt more alone than ever. Here she talks about her path to diagnosis, borderline ovarian cancer and why despite some...
Jo set a tangible goal to get her through chemo and clinical trials
After being diagnosed at stage IV, Jo was ready to face ovarian cancer with everything she had. With support from her family and tangible goals to look towards, she’s gotten through clinical trials, chemotherapy and cold cap sessions… Just after my diagnosis a friend of my daughter’s told us she...
Julie is inspired by her mother's strength
Whenever Julie is looking for strength to help her cope with her diagnosis, she just closes her eyes and remembers her mother’s voice… "There’s nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it…" that’s what my mum always used to tell me. That’s why, when this disease returns – and it floors me every...

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