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Press: Ovarian Cancer Action…

…have published my story.

If you don’t already know the story behind my diagnosis or the time it took for my symptoms to be recognised as ovarian cancer please have a read…

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“I want more women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and for more healthcare professionals to recognise that young women, especially those with a family history, are also at risk of this terrible disease.”

Fiona Munro, 30, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer last month. Despite a family history of the disease, her young age meant that medical professionals initially dismissed ovarian cancer as a possibility.

Please share her story and help raise awareness – ovarian cancer can affect young women too!

Visit our website for lots of advice, information and support for young women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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That’s one more step to raising awareness about ovarian cancer in young women.

love and light, Fi xx

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The silent killer…

Hmmm…lately I’ve been seeing so many posts about the supposedly ‘missed’ symptoms of ovarian cancer or the ‘silent killer’ as it’s more frequently called…and I’ve been thinking…
I did not miss any symptoms…I was very aware…
I had surgery. I went to my GP every few weeks for five months with symptoms. I saw two gynaecologist consultants. They spoke to two oncologists. I had scans. I had bloods tests for the ovarian cancer marker which was elevated(!) and rising at each test(!) and none of them detected ovarian cancer…despite my family history; despite the fact I kept saying I thought it was ovarian cancer; despite the blood test results; despite the fact the scans showed abnornailities….until I was stage four…
So I ask myself and you is it the ‘silent killer’ or is it the ‘silenced killer’….
83% of women with advanced ovarian cancer (as I have) don’t survive 5 years. This is a serious threat to women past a menopausal age and also to younger women…
More needs to be done to ensure women are listened to when they seek medical advice, support and help!
More needs to be done to save lives! More needs to be done to raise awareness of the ovarian cancer symptoms.

love and light, Fi xx

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