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    20 July 2017

    Laura Roberts

    I am 39 and have a BRCA1 mutation. I found out I was BRCA1+ about 14 years ago when I got tested for the gene at the Royal Marsden hospital in London.
    Laura Roberts
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    09 May 2017

    Karen Holden

    I was allowed to go home a couple of days later and I recovered well. In January I was due to start my chemotherapy...
    Karen Holden ovarian cancer story
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    05 April 2017

    Chris Treanor

    I first experienced symptoms of ovarian cancer in October 2007 aged 51. I was on holiday and started to feel a bit strange. I was very tired and went back to my room most mornings for a rest until lunchtime.
    Chris Treanor
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    05 April 2017

    Amanda Cawthorn

    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 42 but I didn’t have the normal symptoms. What kept me going back to my GP was a persistent cough.
    Amanda Cawthorne Your Stories
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    01 April 2017

    Anita Leslau

    I’m probably doing more now than I did a few years ago before I was diagnosed.I have one more ambition – to go...
    Anita Leslau Your Stories
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    01 April 2017

    Aimi Munro

    When you’re told you carry the gene mutation that pretty much hangs over your family like a dark storm, I don’t think you can fully ever prepare yourself for how that will affect you – physically, emotionally or psychologically.
    Aimi Munro2
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    22 March 2017

    Carrie Sellings

    There was very little information given or advertised in hospitals regarding BRCA or the risk-reducing surgery that...
    Carrie Sellings
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    02 March 2017

    Gurbachan Johal

    It was during my hysterectomy operation for fibroids that they discovered I had stage three ovarian cancer.
    Gurbachan Johal
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    02 March 2017

    Lisa Arthurs

    For months afterwards it was all anyone ever wanted to talk to me about.
    Lisa Arthurs
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    02 March 2017

    Fiona Murphy

    “I was 25 when I was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer. I had no family history and the symptoms I was...
    Fiona Murphy
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    01 March 2017

    Emilie Woodman

    I always knew it was a possibility that I might have the BRCA gene mutation as my mother and grandmother both died from early onset breast cancer.
    Emilie Woodman
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    28 February 2017

    Louise Malina

    Then came the difficulty of the decision making process as to what preventative action I should take, if any.As I...
    Louise Malina Your Stories
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    28 February 2017

    Laura Moses

    "About a year ago, my great aunt in Australia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Discussions regarding the family...
    Laura Moses
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    28 February 2017

    Jane Williams

    "I was diagnosed with stage 1A ovarian clear cell cancer in February 2014, at the age of 54. Two years before I was...
    Jane Williams
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    28 February 2017

    Sara Lowe

    It’s easy to doubt a cramp as a cyst or a particularly long period as hormones. But nobody knows your body the way...
    Sara Lowe Your Stories
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    28 February 2017

    Gaby Jacobs

    "I remember the day so clearly when Mum was diagnosed. I was on holiday in sunny Marbella when dad called. I felt as...
    Gaby Jacobs
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    28 February 2017

    Cara Wright

    "My ovarian cancer was detected when I was 23 through a routine pregnancy blood test. I had no idea that I had been...
    Cara Wright ovarian cancer story
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    28 February 2017

    Julie Makin

    "I’ve been following Ovarian Cancer Action’s activity since I was diagnosed in April 2010 with an ovarian mass.It...
    Julie Makin Your Stories
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    28 February 2017

    Angela Dilger

    “When I was diagnosed I assumed that my case was one for the medical journals. How could I have been seen by five...
    Angela Dilger
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    28 February 2017

    Geoff Fisher

    It was the waiting around that was very stressful. Sometimes you’d get there at nine, see the consultant at midday...
    Geoff Fisher Your Stories