Topic: Support

 

Annie looking toward the camera wearing a green top, scarf and glasses with fields in the background - a woman with ovarian cancer who shared her story with Target Ovarian Cancer
Annie’s story

Annie found comfort and solace in our support line and shared her story for our BBC Lifeline Appeal.

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

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 nurse talking through a Target Ovarian Cancer leaflet with a woman
Celebrating our Nurse Hero award winners

Last summer we launched the Nurse Hero Awards – to recognise Clinical Specialist Nurses (CNSs) across the UK for their dedication and support to those living with ovarian cancer, and their families. We're delighted to announce the winners.

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 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

A photo of Treena wearing a blue top smiling
Treena's story

Treena, 52, was diagnosed with stage 4b high grade serous ovarian cancer in 2022. She talks about how connecting with women through Target Ovarian Cancer has been a lifeline.

A woman sitting at the table on her laptop
Five wellbeing tips for you

We’ve put together five tips from our previous wellbeing events, shared by trusted experts and specialists, to help you explore a range of practical advice, sessions and support.

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. 

Reeta wearing a purple Target Ovarian Cancer tshirt
Reeta's story

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.

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.