For years, ovarian cancer has been known as a silent killer.
The disease is often not detected until it has spread.
- Lynn was told she has a weak pelvic floor.
By the time she was diagnosed, the tumour was the size of a pineapple, and the cancer had spread.
- Caz was told she had IBS for years. Angela’s ovarian cancer has spread to her intestines and liver – and she will continue with chemotherapy.
- Angela was told she had an eating disorder. A different doctor picked up the fact her periods had stopped before she’d lost weight – and cancer was diagnosed and removed.
- Sue was told she had allergies and a chest infection when she actually had ovarian cancer.