Ovarian Cancer

My Ovarian Cancer Journey

Noa Popovsky | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

Last year, I was rushed to the hospital a day before Passover, following a difficult chemotherapy session. The side effects became so strong that I needed to go into hospital. I lost a lot of weight, I was completely dehydrated, I had fever, and had incredible pain in my leg.

The Chemo Diet

Gabrielle Harris | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Harris

I wouldn't recommend it but if you are looking to lose a bit of weight quickly it definitely works. Of course when I manage a glass of water it will n...

Coping with Cancer Induced Infertility

Fiona Munro | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

With the help of an incredible friend I have now healed these wounds. I have 'come to terms' with the news and I have now reached the point where I can write about this in the hope of helping others to understand what it feels like, and supporting those who are walking the same journey.

Cancer Report Card

Gabrielle Harris | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Harris

Form Teacher Although we were a little disappointed to see Gabrielle back with us this year we are delighted to see that she has maintained her posit...

Why I'm Grateful for My Cancer

Fiona Munro | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

There are days when I feel so ill from treatment that I want to just lie on the sofa, but I still force myself to get up and dressed and take our lovely rescue dog for a walk because it is so important that there is joy (and nature!) in every day.

Cancer Is Rarely Your Main Concern as an Average Sixteen-Year-Old Girl

Louise Thomas | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Thomas

Looking back now, how I hadn't noticed this happening myself seems almost ridiculous. But at such a young age, illnesses such as ovarian cancer weren't even on my radar. Any stomach pains I'd been having, no matter how intense, I simply put down to period pains or exam stress.

If Life Gives You Lemons...

Gabrielle Harris | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Harris

The internet told me you were most likely to get ovarian cancer if you were over 50, obese, hadn't had children, hadn't taken the pill, hadn't breast fed and they even mentioned being tall as a possible contributing factor. I am a diminutive 5ft 2ins, and it seemed I was safe on every count.

Ovarian Cancer - I Have Been So Lucky

Ali Coates | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Coates

I wish I had space to tell you about all the incredible people I have met on this journey, the positivity and fight you get to experience in the oncology centre. The kindness and generosity people you barely know will show you. But I am afraid I don't - so I hope you enjoyed reading my story.

Tackling the Taboo of Women's Cancers Is Bleedin' Obvious

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

Every two hours, every day, in the UK a woman dies from ovarian cancer. That's 12 - mothers, daughters and friends - and it's definitely 12 women too many. Over 7,000 women a year receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and of that, what's really brutal, is that over 4,300 will die within five years.

Can You Spot The Signs Of Ovarian Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer among women, after breast, bowel, lung and womb cancer. More than 7,000 women are diagnosed ...

One Third Of Women Have Felt Unable To Discuss Health Issues With Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Seeking expert medical advice is vital if you're suffering from a physical or mental health problem. But a new study has revealed that one third o...

Baby Powder Has Been Linked To Ovarian Cancer, But Is Talc Safe?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years talcum powder has been a bathroom cabinet staple for many families around the world. But on Tuesday, a US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson ...

Johnson & Johnson To Pay Out £51m For Cancer Death Linked To Talc

Reuters | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was lin...

Becoming a Cancer Widower

John Piears | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Piears

Watching the person I love die slowly in front me of me was excruciating. The whole scenario of coming into a place where you just had to lie there and wait to die was hideous and the enormity of the situation was impossible to comprehend.

One UK Cancer Death Every Three Minutes - We're Dying for a Cure

John Piears | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Piears

Three months ago my wife died of ovarian cancer, after a three year battle to try to overcome her illness. Her name was Beata and she was just 41 years old - a beautiful young woman with a beautiful spirit, full of love, kindness and excitement about the wonders of life.

Ovarian Cancer Patient Needs Your Help To Raise Awareness Of 'Silent Killer'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An ovarian cancer patient has penned a heartfelt Facebook appeal asking members of the public to help her raise awareness of the disease. Erin Barr...

Ovarian Cancer Screening Could Cut Deaths By A Fifth, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A simple, annual blood test could help prevent one fifth of women from dying of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. A study of 200,000 women foun...

Single Mum With Cancer Will Leave Behind 'Miracle' Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents

A single mum diagnosed with a rare form of cancer is heartbroken after being told chemotherapy will no longer work for her, meaning she will have to l...

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Gaby Dagul | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gaby Dagul

I was away in Spain with friends and I will never forget waiting for the dreaded phone call. I was told Mum was booked in for surgery in just four days' time. I only really heard the words 'cancer', 'surgery' and 'chemotherapy'. I flew home straightaway.

Ovarian Cancer Risk 'Significantly Reduced' In Women With More Children

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman's chance of developing different types of ovarian cancer could depend on whether she is sterilised or has kids, a new study suggests. Exper...

IVF: Latest Research Shows Negative Effects of High Drug Stimulation

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Different dosages of drugs are used by different clinics, with some clinics even using 600 IU of FSH per day which is very high. Some clinics also give "off label" medication during the implantation phase and early pregnancy. It is concerning that there is no regulation as to what drugs are given and in what dosages.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Linked To IVF In New Study

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have undergone IVF are a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than the average woman, a new study suggests. Scientists at Universi...

'Miracle' For Brave Teen Who Faced Hysterectomy After Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager who was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer and had bravely chosen to undergo a hysterectomy, has been given a second chance to keep her ...

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.

Ovarian Cancer and the ROCA Test

Ellee Seymour | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellee Seymour

A new ovarian cancer screening test is available in the UK, the first of its kind, and the most validated in the world. The ROCA Test (Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm) is a major breakthrough for ovarian cancer screening.