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Alison with a friend
I’m more impulsive since my diagnosis; I try to live in the moment.
When Alison began to experience bloating during a holiday to France, she chalked it up to too much bread and wine. She had no idea that her weight gain was a sign of something far more sinister… Ovarian cancer sits on my shoulder; it follows me, but I don’t think about it every day. I was over in...
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...
'I'm so lucky my ovarian cancer was discovered early'
'I'm so lucky my ovarian cancer was discovered early'
There’s no screening test for ovarian cancer, but Rona tells how the vigilance of her GP led to a crucial early diagnosis. Rona, 54, is a support worker for adults with disabilities. She is divorced and lives in East Lothian with her 17-year-old daughter. I’ve always been very healthy. I’ve...
Diane was diagnosed in 2012, after many delays
Diane, 40, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Frustrated by the delays she experienced in being diagnosed, she is passionate about speaking out to make sure other women do not suffer the same issues. Diane lives with her teenage son in Walthamstow, London. I knew something was wrong with me...

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