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Diane wasn't told about the link between breast and ovarian cancer
When Diane was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she couldn’t help asking ‘why me?’ Despite having already had triple negative breast cancer, no one had ever discussed genetic testing with her or explained the possible link between breast and ovarian cancer. Now Diane talks about her frustration, the...
Lisa
Lisa struggled to accept her new 'normal' after diagnosis
Life after an ovarian cancer diagnosis can sometimes look drastically different to the one you had before. When Lisa was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer, she initially struggled to accept her new normal. Now, three years on, she talks about self-worth, the power of acceptance and why her...
Maria and her mum
Maria is keen to help raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms
When her mum started complaining of stomach pain and heartburn, Maria assumed it was just a bug – after all, the symptoms sounded pretty harmless and her mum was almost never unwell. Here Maria talks about her mum’s shock ovarian cancer diagnosis, and why even the most harmless of symptoms can...
Pam has been living with ovarian cancer for over 12 years
Pam was diagnosed with Stage IIIA ovarian cancer in 2006. She explains why she’s never asked, ‘Why me?’ and how she’s stayed positive through thirteen rounds of treatment… I’d never been ill before in my life. I was really fit and healthy, I’d never smoked and I breastfed all three of my children....

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