Ovarian Cancer

Seizing My Summer Of Health With Stand Up To Cancer

Josephine Torrington | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Josephine Torrington

In just a few weeks, I'm having both of my breasts removed. At the age of 31. Why? Because it's the only reasonable option I have to dramatically redu...

Is It Possible To Heal From Terminal Cancer When We Can't Be Cured?

Fiona Munro | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

In January 2016, at the age of 30, I was diagnosed with non-genetic stage four ovarian cancer. In that moment, after months of pain, tests and assurances that it was 'nothing to worry about', my instincts were proved right and my worst fears were realised.

Mum Almost Gave Up Cancer Treatment - Now She's One Of The Busiest People I Know

Kate Todd | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Todd

Because of all the stomach pains she'd been having, doctors told Mum that they thought she might have appendicitis. But Mum was found to have a cyst on her ovary the size of a large grapefruit and further tests revealed it was actually a cancerous tumour. After surgery to remove the tumour, Mum had chemotherapy. Six weeks later she and Clive got married.

A New 'Liquid Biopsy' Could Become A Way To Detect Early-Stage Cancers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Being able to diagnose early-stage cancer may no longer require an invasive biopsy, as scientists have developed a blood test that can give them an an...

I've Lost My Mum, Dad And Sister To Cancer, But I'll Keep Fighting It

Jo Walker | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Walker

My mum Rita was just 49 when she died from ovarian cancer. John, my dad, was 69. He had pancreatic cancer, while my sister, Gina, was 55 when she died, and Aunt Lilian, who died last year, also had pancreatic cancer. My other sister, Lesley is a breast cancer survivor.

Widower Tells Facebook He's Feeling 'Isolated' And The Response He Gets Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A widower has been left “overwhelmed” by the kind response he’s received from strangers after writing an appeal for company on Facebook. Patrick...

Could Taking Vitamins In Huge Doses Produce A Health Miracle After All

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For decades, some people have embraced the idea that there might be major health benefits from taking vitamins in quantities well beyond the recommended daily requirement. The concept was very popular for a while in the media, but research findings to the contrary gradually made it virtually untouchable for scientists.

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

Karen Hobbs | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Hobbs

One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.

Plus-Size Model Shares Ovarian Cancer Surgery Scar To Teach Powerful Lesson About Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman battling cancer has celebrated her surgery scar, by posting a brave photograph to social media. Elly Mayday, 28, was diagnosed with a rare for...

Here's How To Spot The Warning Signs Of Womb Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On Wednesday, news broke that women who carry extra weight around the waist have an increased risk of developing womb cancer. A study found that for ...

Contraceptive Pill Protects Against Some Cancers 'For At Least 30 Years'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, a new study has found. Researchers at the Univ...

Why, As Women, Do We Consistently Put Others' Needs Before Our Own?

Jess Champion | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

But herein lies the problem. Symptoms to some pretty sinister conditions are not always sinister in and of themselves. Take ovarian cancer, for example. The main symptoms are persistent tummy pain, persistent bloating, feeling full very quickly when eating and need to wee more often. They're not exactly alarming are they?

BRCA And Me: The Impact Of Screening High-Risk Women Against Ovarian Cancer

Caroline Presho | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Presho

Eight years ago, I had a double mastectomy when I was just 35 years old. Four years later, I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Yet I hadn't had a cancer diagnosis, or even signs or symptoms. This was purely an act of prevention.

Vagina Talk

Megan Barnett | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

all women everywhere With SRE being made compulsory in schools by 2019, hopefully people will become more aware of gynecological conditions at a younger age. By normalising the way we discuss gynecological issues and talk about vaginas, hopefully people will feel more confident and will be proactive about taking control of their sexual health.

How To Cope With An Early Menopause

Fiona Munro | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

As predicted, chemotherapy did start to put me through the menopause (hence the associated infertility I mention) and with it the forgetfulness, hot flushes, mood swings and night sweats we've all heard of. At first it wasn't that bad. I mean I was kind of distracted by chemotherapy side affects anyway so it was hard to distinguish them from one another...

Bride With Cancer Asks For 'Gift Of Life' Instead Of Traditional Wedding Gifts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with cancer, who is getting married this weekend, has asked people to raise money for her to have life-saving treatment instead of offering tr...

Everybody Poos

Fiona Munro | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

Whilst it was hard to come to terms with at first, I began to realise that this was a result of life enhancing surgery. Would I, if given the chance, turn back time and say 'no wait actually could you just leave that cancer in my bowel I'd rather not have a stoma'? Hell no!

Scientists Might Have Found A Way To Detect Ovarian Cancer Early

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose because it grows virtually unseen. Its symptoms can also be confused for other less serious health conditions. ...

Fact: Smear Tests DO NOT Screen for Ovarian Cancer

Fiona Munro | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

Did you know that smear tests DO NOT screen for ovarian cancer. In fact there is NO reliable screening test available for ovarian cancer!

Taking Myself Out of the Statistics

Noa Popovsky | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

I feel in control, I feel positive, and I feel myself healing. I am happy with my medical choices, but I know that it is equally thanks to my positive attitude, and the spiritual work I am doing in parallel, that I am on my path to healing. I have taken myself out of the statistics, and I am urging you, fellow cancer survivors, to take control, find your cure, and take yourself out of the statistics as well!

Embracing Chemo-Induced Hair Loss - The Warrior Within

Fiona Munro | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

When I was diagnosed with cancer I had long blonde hair, so the prospect of losing it was a bit of a shock.

The Truth Hurts

Michelle Heaton | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Heaton

I have been inundated with people on my Twitter feed who have had similar letters, due to having no cervix or not breasts since I posted this online. So I felt I should speak up. It does appear this isn't a one off or a confined to a small amount of people.

My Ovarian Cancer Journey

Noa Popovsky | Posted 12.05.2017 | 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 23.04.2017 | 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 28.04.2017 | 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.