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Less than two months after a BRCA2 diagnosis, Janet discovered she had ovarian cancer. Here she talks about her symptoms, the pressure to remain positive and why – in the end – her diagnosis was a relief. I really hated people telling me that I was strong and positive and I would get through it. I...
Doctors thought it was impossible for Janet to have ovarian cancer
Janet’s ovarian cancer diagnosis came as a shock – particularly as she’d had a full hysterectomy with the removal of both ovaries over 30 years previously. Here she talks about her ‘one in a million’ diagnosis, defying expectations and why she’s living proof that you can live well with ovarian...
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For Ann, the emotional toll wasn't easy to deal with
Ann might have sailed through some of the physical aspects of her treatment for ovarian cancer, but the emotional toll wasn’t so easy to deal with… For me, one of the worst parts of having cancer is breaking the news to the people you love. One of my daughters fainted from the shock. That’s the...
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Mary is still enjoying life four years after her incurable diagnosis
When Mary was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors told her she might only have a few months left to live. Four years on, Mary talks about the impact of her diagnosis and why – when it comes to cancer - she’s stopped asking ‘why me'... I was only given a few months to live. Four years on I’...

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