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 -...
Teresa found her mental health was affected post-cancer
Like any bride-to-be, Teresa knew exactly how she wanted to look in her wedding dress, but when she struggled to fit into the gown due to a bloated tummy, she began to worry that something might be wrong. After being diagnosed with stage II ovarian cancer, Teresa talks about the effect the disease...
Don and his wife, Glenys
Don and his wife have both supported each other through cancer
My wife and I have each had the experience a cancer diagnosis, and the experience of supporting each other through cancer. We both believe that caring for someone with cancer is a very specific kind of challenge because all you can do is watch and try to help where you can. On holiday in 2016, my...

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