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Thanks to her partner's insistence Ali was diagnosed early
After months of going back and forth to her GP, Ali had abandoned hope of ever getting an official diagnosis for her constant stomach pain. Fortunately, her partner Darren refused to let her give up. Here Ali talks about her struggle for answers, and why perseverance would eventually help save her...
Breast cancer followed by ovarian cancer was more than just bad luck
When Adele was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, her doctor put it down to bad luck. She had no idea that a little over 8 years later she’d be dealing with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and the knowledge that she had a BRCA 2 gene mutation.  Here Adele talks about Angelina Jolie, genetic testing...
Annette wants to raise awareness to increase early diagnosis
If diagnosed early enough, 90 per cent of women with ovarian cancer will survive for five years or more. Yet according to recent figures, a third of women are only diagnosed following an admission to an accident and emergency unit. So what happens when a visit to A&E turns your life upside down...
Natalie was told she was too young to have ovarian cancer
When doctors told Natalie, that she was too young to have ovarian cancer she refused to listen. Armed with a family history of the disease, and a list of ‘classic’ symptoms, the 36-year-old mum of two kept going back to her doctor and asking for a second opinion. Her perseverance ended up saving...

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