Phoebe Usher was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 22 and has since been given the 'all clear'. She will be taking part in the Walk in Her Name challenge this March to raise money for vital research into ovarian cancer treatments.
When I was first diagnosed, I was just thinking about my funeral and everything…I knew a hysterectomy was the right thing to do. It wasn’t really an option – it was either have this or face the worst case scenario. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through but it was definitely the right thing.
I started my chemotherapy in October and my hair more or less started to fall out straight away. That night, my boyfriend and family gathered around me as I shaved it off – and dad said he would shave his hair off with me so I didn’t feel on my own.
Thankfully, I was given the ‘all clear’ in January this year and I am currently tumour free in all of my scans.
I’m so grateful for all of the previous research, funded by charities like Ovarian Cancer Action, which provided the treatments I needed for a positive ending.
That’s why I can’t wait to take part in Walk in Her Name. It’s my way of giving back and supporting other women.
If you, like Phoebe, want to walk in the name of women battling ovarian cancer you can sign up to the Walk in Her Name Challenge - 100km in March today and receive a free fundraising pack.
Find out more about Walk in Her Name. Together, we will turn the tide on ovarian cancer.