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Teresa found her mental health was affected post-cancer
Like any bride-to-be, Teresa knew exactly how she wanted to look in her wedding dress, but when she struggled to fit into the gown due to a bloated tummy, she began to worry that something might be wrong. After being diagnosed with stage II ovarian cancer, Teresa talks about the effect the disease...
Claire's story
Claire stayed positive after a difficult diagnosis
When Claire began experiencing heavy bleeding and bloating after the birth of her first child, doctors repeatedly wrote her symptoms off as post-natal depression. It was only when she insisted on surgery that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Here she explains her frustration, the importance...
Tracey tells her ovarian cancer story
Tracey has come to a quiet acceptance of her diagnosis
When a doctor casually mentioned that she might have cancer, Tracey struggled to deal with the shock. Here she talks about family denial, dealing with her anger and how she’s come to quietly accept her diagnosis... When the doctor said “maybe it’s cancer”, he said it in such an off-the-cuff way. I...
Chay learnt not to take her health for granted at a young age
When Chay became bloated whilst studying for her A-Levels, she wasn’t too concerned. Like most teenagers, she assumed it was ‘exam weight’ and it never crossed her mind that it would be something serious. So when she was diagnosed with stage 1A ovarian cancer aged just 17, and later endometriosis,...

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