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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...
Jean and Peter
Peter's wife Jean died from ovarian cancer in 2016
Peter’s wife, Jean, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in December 2016. Peter tells their difficult story from her diagnosis to her last days. He talks about how he has coped with his grief and why he is so committed to raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Jean and I were...
Sandra was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012
Sandra found the support she needed at our Being Together days
Our support events are a great opportunity to meet other women with ovarian cancer, and find out about the latest news in treatment and research. Sandra explains how Being Together days have helped her learn to live in the present… “I’m sorry, but it’s peritoneal cancer.” I stared at the oncologist...
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...