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Diane
Diane wants to raise awareness in the Jewish community
As a carrier of the BRCA 1 gene mutation, Diane talks about her experiences of breast and ovarian cancer and why she believes there needs to be more awareness within the Jewish community… I’ve had a pretty tough time over the last few years. I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 1998. ...
Breast cancer followed by ovarian cancer was more than just bad luck
When Adele was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, her doctor put it down to bad luck. She had no idea that a little over 8 years later she’d be dealing with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and the knowledge that she had a BRCA 2 gene mutation.  Here Adele talks about Angelina Jolie, genetic testing...
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...
After losing her mother, Sarah was determined to raise awareness
After losing her mother to ovarian cancer in 2013, Sarah was determined to raise awareness and help other women with the disease. Here she talks about the loss of her mother, the BRCA gene and why she’s opted for preventative surgery… I’m one of two girls – my sister doesn’t have a mutation in the...

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