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    20 July 2017

    Laura Roberts

    Laura Roberts is 39 and has a BRCA1 mutation. She found out she was BRCA1+ about 14 years ago when she was tested for the gene at the Royal Marsden hospital in London.
    Laura Roberts
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    09 April 2017

    Karen Holden

    Karen was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October last year, aged 49. Now in remission, she hopes to help others by sharing her experience
    Karen Holden ovarian cancer story
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    05 April 2017

    Chris Treanor

    Chris first experienced symptoms of ovarian cancer in October 2007 aged 51. She credits the vigilance of her GP for her early diagnosis.
    Chris Treanor
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    05 April 2017

    Amanda Cawthorn

    Amanda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 42 but didn’t have the normal symptoms. It was a persistent cough that kept taking her back to her GP.
    Amanda Cawthorne Your Stories
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    01 April 2017

    Aimi Munro

    Aimi describes the life-changing decisions she has had to face since discovering she is a BRCA1 carrier
    Aimi Munro2
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    01 April 2017

    Anita Leslau

    Anita Leslau was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer when she was 72 years old. Now 81, she's taking on new challenges and is more active than ever!
    Anita Leslau Your Stories
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    22 March 2017

    Carrie Sellings

    Carrie's aunt Sonia was 47 when she passed away in 2014, after being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian Cancer in 2010.
    Carrie Sellings
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    02 March 2017

    Lisa Arthurs

    Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 22, Lisa is now in recovery and keen to move forward with her life.
    Lisa Arthurs
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    02 March 2017

    Gurbachan Johal

    It during Gurbachan's hysterectomy operation for fibroids that they discovered she had stage three ovarian cancer.
    Gurbachan Johal
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    02 March 2017

    Fiona Murphy

    Fiona was just 25 when she was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer. She had no family history and the symptoms she was experiencing were initially overlooked because of her age.
    Fiona Murphy
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
    Sara Lowe Your Stories
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    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
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    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
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    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 1 in 800 in the general population.
    Louise Malina Your Stories
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    28 February 2017

    Geoff Fisher

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