Topic: Early diagnosis


Rosie taking a photo in the mirror wearing her student nurse uniform
Rosie's story

At 15 years old, Rosie, now a student nurse, had spent three months experiencing abdominal pain and bloating, but had no idea it would be stage 2 ovarian cancer

A selfie of Lucy with red curled hair and a teal green top on
Lucy's story

28 year old Lucy was diagnosed with a stage 1 borderline tumour. She shares the emotional impact this has had, and the fertility sparing surgery she opted for.

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. 

Charlotte and her husband trekking for Target Ovarian Cancer
Charlotte's story

GP Charlotte Badescu shares her story of being diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer and how her experience has given her further insight into patient care and experiences.

Alison and Colin’s story

Alison passed away just six weeks after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer, I now know that awareness of the symptoms and GP education is the key to early diagnosis and surviving this disease.

Picture of Katy
Katy's story

Katy knew very early on that something wasn’t quite right. Here she explains the importance of knowing your body.

Claire smiling with a deckchair behind her
Claire’s Story

Diagnosed at the age of 32, Claire shares her experience as a younger woman with ovarian cancer.