News & Blog

News & Blog

  • Your Stories

    01 March 2017

    Emilie Woodman

    Emilie always knew it was a possibility that she might have the BRCA gene mutation as her mother and grandmother had both died from early onset breast cancer.
    Emilie Woodman
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Karen Ramscar

    Karen is grateful to her GP and a locum doctor who spotted the signs of what turned out to be an aggressive grade three tumour
    Karen Ramscar
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Angela Dilger

    With no family history of cancer, it took Boston-based Angela multiple visits to the doctor before she had a diagnosis.
    Angela Dilger
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Cara Wright

    Cara's ovarian cancer was detected by a routine blood test when she four and a half months pregnant
    Cara Wright ovarian cancer story
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Julie Makin

    Julie has looked to Ovarian Cancer Action for support and information since she discovered an ovarian mass in 2010.
    Julie Makin Your Stories
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Geoff Fisher

    After his wife Gillian was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Geoff turned to friends for support.
    Geoff Fisher Your Stories
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Sara Lowe

    US-based Sara was was first diagnosed 15 March 2013 at the age of 21 and suffered a recurrence on 12 December 2014. Now in remission, she hopes to use her story to raise awareness of the disease and help others.
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  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Louise Malina

    Louise discovered she had the BRCA gene mutation when she took part in a project for Ashkenazi Jews, for whom the risk of having the mutation is 1 in 40, compared with between 1 in 400 to 1 in 800 in the general population.
    Louise Malina Your Stories
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Gaby Jacobs

    Finding out she has the BRCA gene mutation has and will change Gaby's life forever. But she's thankful for the knowledge that could save her life.
    Gaby Jacobs
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Jane Williams

    Jane was diagnosed with stage 1A ovarian clear cell cancer in February 2014, at the age of 54.
    Jane Williams
  • Your Stories

    28 February 2017

    Laura Moses

    Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 27 and now on the road to recovery, Laura has started a blog to raise awareness of BRCA mutations and ovarian cancer for women of all ages.
    Laura Moses
  • News

    28 February 2017

    Welsh Government called upon to improve awareness of ovarian cancer

    The National Assembly for Wales Petitions Committee has called for the Welsh Government to improve public awareness...
    Ovarian Cancer Action
  • Blog

    28 February 2017

    “I didn’t think in a million years I would have cancer”

    Lauren Coyle was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, aged 26. She shares her journey, from diagnosis to recovery,...
    Lauren Coyle
  • Your Stories

    27 February 2017

    Louise Macken

    Louise shares the grief she experienced on discovering that her Mum's ovarian cancer was terminal, and reflects on the importance of making every day count.
    Louise Macken
  • Your Stories

    27 February 2017

    Jamie Wildman

    After initally thinking that her symptoms were related to her diet, Jamie was eventually diagnosed with stage 3b grade serous tubal ovarian cancer in May 2015.
    Jamie Wildman
  • Your Stories

    27 February 2017

    Laura Gibbon

    Laura Gibbon's life changed forever in March 2016 when she was told she had stage 3c ovarian cancer. She had been unaware that the symptoms she was experiencing were associated with the disease.
    Laura Gibbon
  • Your Stories

    27 February 2017

    Asli Akyurek

    Asli lost her identical twin sister Ahu to ovarian cancer at the age of 38
    Asli Akyurek
  • Your Stories

    26 February 2017

    Ian Sutton

    After losing his beloved wife Carol to ovarian cancer Ian is determined to help raise awareness of the disease.
    Ian Sutton
  • Your Stories

    20 February 2017

    Lauren Aston

    Lauren lost her Mum to ovarian cancer in 2010. She has since been tested for the BRCA genetic mutation.
    Lauren Aston
  • Blog

    20 February 2017

    Where will my Walk In Her Name fundraising go?

    Our Community Fundraiser Beatrix explains why the funds you raise from your Walk In Her Name are so...
    OCA Research Centre Scientists