Pandy Dean's Ovarian Cancer Story GRACE Woman Pandy Dean has been passionate about fundraising for GRACE since her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2016. Here, she describes her experience of ovarian cancer and explains why increased awareness of the disease is so essential. “I had my surgery in September 2016. Prior to that I was really
"A 26-Year-Old Womb Cancer Survivor On How To Spot The Symptoms" Lydia Brain, 26, was diagnosed with womb cancer in November 2016 when she was 24. She first began experiencing symptoms at 21 – heavy periods and bleeding after sex – and by the time she was 22 these became impossible to ignore. She had
Gerry Walsh's Cervical Cancer Story I got engaged on the 1st January 2017 and got to be overjoyed for about two days before I was diagnosed with cervical cancer on the 3rd, at the age of 31. Everything moved pretty quickly from that point in terms of treatment and by the end of January I
Our GRACE Woman, Elizabeth, is passionate about raising awareness of cervical cancer following her diagnosis last year. Here, she talks about her diagnosis and treatment, and urges all women to attend their cervical screening. “I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in January 2017. In late summer 2016, I started to get symptoms – a yellow
Hellen Revenko's Endometrial Cancer Story One of our GRACE Women, Hellen Revenko visited her GP last year with some unusual symptoms and was later diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Here she shares her experience and stresses the importance of early diagnosis. “In April 2018, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. In January, I had seen my
Mary Doris Foot's Cancer Story I got involved with GRACE through the founder, Simon Butler Manuel. He gave me some information on the charity and I knew it was something I wanted to be involved with. I know too well what cancer does to people – it destroys lives. Simon is a brilliant surgeon, and
One of our wonderful GRACE Women, Gerry, speaks to Now Surrey TV about the importance of attending your cervical smear. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
What is cervical cancer? The cervix is the neck of the womb. Cancer can develop within the cervix. Precancerous changes can occur before cancer develops which may be reversible. These can be detected with cervical screening. How common is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer worldwide in women aged 15-44 and the
Lydia is back with her round up of the last week of Gynae Cancer Awareness Month... Day 22 of My Gynae Month. Cancer ain't all bad, WHAT!?!? What, you can't say that! Well it's true, it gave me a new state of mind which can be summed up beautifully by two very simple words: fuck it.
More updates from Lydia for week 3 of Gynae Cancer Month... Day 15 of My Gynae Month is all about going out for dinner and drinks with the best gals and there is lots of talk about health, including gynae health, GO TEAM! They had a go at drawing the female reproductive system, well done to