Ovarian Cancer

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 12.10.2016 | 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 04.07.2016 | 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 04.07.2016 | 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 01.07.2016 | 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 13.06.2016 | 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 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 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 28.04.2016 | 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 23.04.2017 | 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 22.04.2017 | 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 31.03.2017 | 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 17.03.2017 | 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 19.03.2017 | 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 16.03.2017 | 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 27.06.2016 | 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...