Topic: Chemotherapy


Sarah taking a selfie wearing a cap and grey jacket, she's outside in front of a lake with blue skies behind her
Sarah's story

Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer in March 2023 after an elevated CA125 result of over 1,700. She's now taking the maintenance drug Niraparib and wants to share her experience to raise awareness and help other women be diagnosed earlier.

Alison smiling sitting on the sofa holding a cup of tea
Alison's story

In 2014, Alison was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer together with breast cancer. June marks 10 years since that diagnosis – and she continues to raise awareness and hopes to inspire others by sharing her story.

A selfie of Chris with short grey hair wearing a light blue tshirt and a necklace
Chris's story

After being initially misdiagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer due to a CT scan showing a pleural effusion, Chris’s diagnosis was confirmed as stage 1c in 2020. She’s sharing her story to raise awareness of mucinous tumours – a rare form of ovarian cancer

Elaine standing in front of a brick wall wearing a camel colour trench coat and peach top
Elaine's story

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. 

A selfie of Grainne wearing a black top with short hair
Grainne’s story

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. 

Sue, a woman who shared her story with Target Ovarian Cancer
Sue's story

After finding a lump in her stomach, Sue made an appointment to see her GP. With an elevated CA125 result, she was referred for a scan and eventually diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer.

A photo of Sbba sitting at a table smiling
Sbba's story

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.  

Rose and her family
Rose's story

Mum of two, Rose, was diagnosed with low grade serous ovarian cancer this year after her surgeon became concerned during an emergency caesarean. She wants to share her experience to raise awareness of this rarer form of the disease.

A photo of Mags from October 2022 - the last day she had all her hair before it started to fall out as a result of chemo
Mags's story

Mags was diagnosed in 2022 and it was a huge shock for her and her family. Recently she has been told there is no evidence of disease and here she explains the challenges she has faced from diagnosis to now.

A photo of Amanda in October 2016 a month before her diagnosis sat outside in the garden
Amanda's story

Amanda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, but an existing heart defect meant that surgery came with high risks and complications.

Liz Mitchell wearing a blue floral top smiling
Liz's story

A little over two years on from her diagnosis, Liz took part in the Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run in London with her daughter, Sarah, and raised over £1,000.

Hilary and Joe
Hilary's story

Hilary shares how making the decision to pause treatment led her to making a lifetime worth of memories.