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Val's cancer experience helped deepen her faith
Val experienced symptoms over a period of years before going to her doctor. After tests, it was discovered that she had stage II ovarian cancer. She underwent a full hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy. Although she later suffered a recurrence and had to undergo more treatment, she has...
When Tracey was diagnosed with ovarian and endometrial cancer, she turned to the internet to connect with other women diagnosed with the disease. But after undergoing successful treatment, she decided she wanted to give something back to all the women who had helped keep her going.  Here she opens...
Shelley and her daughter
Shelley was most worried about the implications for her daughter
When Shelley discovered she carried the BRCA1 mutation her emotions were mixed. She now had access to more treatment options, but she was terrified about what the result might mean for her daughter… The first time I was offered genetic testing I refused. It just didn’t feel right. But after my...
Chay learnt not to take her health for granted at a young age
When Chay became bloated whilst studying for her A-Levels, she wasn’t too concerned. Like most teenagers, she assumed it was ‘exam weight’ and it never crossed her mind that it would be something serious. So when she was diagnosed with stage 1A ovarian cancer aged just 17, and later endometriosis,...

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