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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,...
Jessica
Jessica was determined to find out what was causing her symptoms
What happens when one family has to cope with multiple cancer diagnoses? When Jessica began to experience persistent abdominal bloating, she couldn’t help but worry. As the mother of a teenager diagnosed with leukaemia, she knew first-hand the importance of paying attention to your body. So when...
Linda
I could see that my tummy was getting larger
When Linda was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer in 2015, she was determined to carry on as normal. From travelling up and down the country giving speeches, to raising money for charity, Linda refused to let her diagnosis get in the way. To kick off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018, Linda talks...

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