Marie wants young women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer
After Marie and her partner struggled to conceive for two years, she decided to see a fertility specialist. An ultrasound revealed cysts on the ovaries. During an operation to remove the cysts, the doctors found a mass which they thought was an infection. Weeks later, Marie got a diagnosis of...
Doctors thought it was impossible for Janet to have ovarian cancer
Janet’s ovarian cancer diagnosis came as a shock – particularly as she’d had a full hysterectomy with the removal of both ovaries over 30 years previously. Here she talks about her ‘one in a million’ diagnosis, defying expectations and why she’s living proof that you can live well with ovarian...
Despite a difficult diagnosis, Diane has never given up hope.
When Diane’s consultant told her that the tumour in her ovary was borderline, everyone expected her to feel relieved. After all, it wasn’t ‘full-blown’ cancer. Instead, Diane felt more alone than ever. Here she talks about her path to diagnosis, borderline ovarian cancer and why despite some...
Nicola's ovarian cancer diagnosis has improved her mental health
Nicola was getting ready to start a new job and a new life abroad when she diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer… My mental health has improved as a result of my diagnosis. Life prior to cancer was a treadmill. Now, I spend much more time being grateful for the simple things and living in the...

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