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At 37 years old, Esther didn’t think ovarian cancer was something she had to worry about…
Esther was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 37
At 37 years old, Esther didn’t think ovarian cancer was something she had to worry about… Looking back, I didn’t really have all that many symptoms. I’d been to my GP’s surgery on a number of occasions because I was feeling very tired, but they just kept giving me iron tablets. I also did have a...
Chloe was just 16 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer
When 16 year old Chloe began feeling unwell during her GCSEs, she assumed that it was the usual exam stress. A few weeks later she was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. Chloe talks about her experiences and explains what it’s like to be a younger woman with ovarian cancer. I stared at the...
“Suddenly the reality wasn’t about my fertility but about my life”
Sarah was going through the first round of IVF when she discovered she had ovarian cancer… I’d gone for IVF treatment and they'd found what was thought to be a dermoid cyst. My GP was really ahead of the curve and ordered tests – I had the CA125 blood test, but it was fine. I pushed for the cyst to...
Lisa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 21
At 21, ovarian cancer was the last thing on Lisa’s mind. Then she suddenly found out that she had a tumour. “They told me it was ovarian cancer and it flipped my whole world upside down.” At 21, ovarian cancer was the last thing on mind. I was pursuing my dreams and I was living in Hawaii. Then all...

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