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Jennifer
Jennifer wishes she'd known what support was available earlier
Hindsight is perfect – just ask Jennifer. She knows better than anyone how easy it can be to explain away the warning signs of ovarian cancer... My son is a consultant gynae-oncologist specialising in ovarian cancer and yet I still didn’t know I had it! When you get to 68 years old, it’s easy to...
Beth was motivated to share her story after one of our support events
There are many different types of ovarian cancer, including rare borderline ovarian tumours. Here Beth talks about how her doctor’s perseverance may have saved her life and why Target Ovarian Cancer's Being Together day was monumental for her... People say that when you’ve had a cancer diagnosis,...
Janet's ovarian cancer story
Janet saw multiple doctors before she was diagnosed
When Janet began feeling tired all the time, she assumed it was just a frustrating part of the ageing process. It was only later that a blood test would reveal something far more serious... I was 68 years old when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At first I just assumed my symptoms were part of...
After ovarian cancer cost Helen her job, she retrained in counselling
After being diagnosed with both ovarian and cervical cancer, Helen could easily have let it dampen her usual sunny outlook. Instead, the 56-year-old used her diagnosis as an opportunity to retrain and take up volunteering. She wants to let others know there is life after ovarian cancer, and why -...

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