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After being diagnosed at stage IV, Jo was ready to face ovarian cancer with everything she had. With support from her family and tangible goals to look towards, she’s gotten through clinical trials, chemotherapy and cold cap sessions… Just after my diagnosis a friend of my daughter’s told us she...
Janet
Janet's cancer diagnosis freed her from a stressful job
Despite a family history of ovarian cancer, when Janet started experiencing lower abdominal pain, she struggled to get her doctor to send her for a scan or a CA125 blood test. Janet was eventually diagnosed with ovarian cancer and later suffered a recurrence of the disease. Despite this, she is...
'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...