After a fibroid removal operation was delayed due to the pandemic, it was a routine renal scan in late 2020 that led to Elaine’s ovarian cancer diagnosis. Two years after finishing treatment, she's sharing her experience to help other women.
Mary initially was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and then received an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2019. It was soon discovered that she had a rare gene variant that put her at an increased risk of cancer.
Mum of two Grainne was diagnosed with stage 1A ovarian cancer after mentioning a pulled stomach muscle to her GP. She found Target Ovarian Cancer’s information and other women’s stories a useful way to understand her diagnosis and what to expect.
Reeta was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer after a chance mention to a healthcare professional outside of her GP practice. She wants to encourage women to not be embarrassed about their symptoms and break the stigma around gynae cancer.
Having had a full hysterectomy in her 30s, ovarian cancer wasn’t something Dot had ever thought about. However, after years of GP appointments and misdiagnoses, it was confirmed she had stage 4 low grade ovarian cancer in July 2021
Amanda was diagnosed with stage 1a ovarian cancer in 2020 after visiting the GP about a different matter. Three years on, Amanda has been determined to raise awareness and make sure women have the knowledge to spot the signs.
Sbba was given a stage 3c diagnosis in 2022 after experiencing symptoms in the Autumn. Treatment didn’t go to plan but the unwavering support she received, coupled with her faith which guided her, kept her strong.
Lesley passed away in 2017 at the age of 46, just four days after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Her daughter Sarah is sharing their experience to raise awareness in the hope that it will help other families to spot the symptoms sooner.
Karen was initially diagnosed with stage 1b ovarian cancer in 2019. After further tests this was changed to stage 3b. Karen wants to share her story to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.