After receiving treatment for ovarian cancer, unfortunately there is a 70% chance it might come back.
Many women find the news that ovarian cancer has returned harder to deal with than their original diagnosis.
You will have invested a lot of your time and energy into getting well, so hearing that ovarian cancer has returned can be extremely difficult.
You may feel upset, angry or depressed. Every woman is different so there is no right or wrong way to react.
Many cancer charities run telephone support lines that offer emotional support and advice where you can speak to someone anonymously over the phone.
- Macmillan Cancer Care - 0808 808 00 00
- Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres - 0300 123 1801
- Ovacome - 0845 371 0554
Speaking to someone who has been there
If you would like to talk to someone who has had or who has ovarian cancer call us on 0300 456 4700 and we can put you in touch.
Although everyone’s experiences are different, they might be able to offer you some personal, practical advice and give you a feel of what you might expect.
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