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Marion's diagnosis came after experiencing abdominal pain
When Marion went to the doctor complaining of severe abdominal pain, her GP gave her a choice: she could accept that her symptoms were probably just scar tissue from an earlier surgery, or she could undergo an ultrasound and find out for sure. Marion explains why her decision to ‘follow things...
Sharon was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after she visited the GP
An experienced nurse, Sharon knew all about the importance of listening to her body. So when she noticed bleeding after going to the loo, she was quick to make an appointment to see her GP. Here she talks about going through ovarian cancer ‘solo’, the importance of staying vigilant and why having a...
Audrey
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...
Vix had difficulty getting her diagnosis
When Vix was diagnosed with stage III fallopian tube cancer, she wasn’t prepared for how her life would change. Here she talks about grieving for ‘before’, and how encouraging other women to talk about cancer has helped her to stay positive… The aftermath of ovarian cancer is tough; you can’t help...

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