Pam has been living with ovarian cancer for over 12 years
Pam was diagnosed with Stage IIIA ovarian cancer in 2006. She explains why she’s never asked, ‘Why me?’ and how she’s stayed positive through thirteen rounds of treatment… I’d never been ill before in my life. I was really fit and healthy, I’d never smoked and I breastfed all three of my children....
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Marion's diagnosis came after experiencing abdominal pain
When Marion went to the doctor complaining of severe abdominal pain, her GP gave her a choice: she could accept that her symptoms were probably just scar tissue from an earlier surgery, or she could undergo an ultrasound and find out for sure. Marion explains why her decision to ‘follow things...
Sharon was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after she visited the GP
An experienced nurse, Sharon knew all about the importance of listening to her body. So when she noticed bleeding after going to the loo, she was quick to make an appointment to see her GP. Here she talks about going through ovarian cancer ‘solo’, the importance of staying vigilant and why having a...
Audrey
Audrey was diagnosed after experiencing abdominal pain
When Audrey went along to her first Being Together day, she was terrified. She had no idea what to expect. Would the event be sad? Depressing? Would everyone there be sick? Instead she made a new friend and says the whole experience filled her with hope… When I was examined by my GP and told my...

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