Lynne Stronach - Cervical Cancer

When I was in my early twenties...
I had Pap smears every six months. The Doctors did not tell me why until one day my new doctor called me in as I had an abnormal smear. He told me that my cells were on the road to becoming cancerous unless they went back to normal and that he would keep a good watch on me. "Don't go home thinking you are going to have cancer" he said. "Cells often go back to normal and besides, if it's not watched I could have cancer in my forties”.
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Shanel Cornille - Cervical Cancer

Shanel Cornille - Cervical Cancer

Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer at 28 
I am 28 years old and was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer on 23rd December 2009 - what a great Christmas present - not! I had been having abnormal smears for a few years but thought it was all under control as I was keeping up to date with 6 monthly or yearly smears and had had diathermy treatment 18 months before to remove some precancerous cells.
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Adrienne Morris - Ovarian Cancer

Adrienne Morris - Ovarian Cancer

By that evening I had had a total hysterectomy...

I am a New Zealander by birth, but I have lived in UK for nearly 19 years, with my British husband, and loved it. (He died from MRSA in 2004, after a heart operation.) I was not intending to come back to NZ, as England had become my home, but I had recurrent ovarian cancer in March 2006.

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Shaline Das-Fitzgibbon - Ovarian Cancer

Shaline Das-Fitzgibbon - Ovarian Cancer

pureCELEBRATION...

On the weekend of my 5th Wedding Anniversary I received my cancer diagnosis - stage 4 Ovarian Cancer (clear cell carcinoma with a ca 125 level of 3900) and a few years left to live. The moment the oncologist said these words she took my hope away. 

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Wendy Cook - Ovarian Cancer

Wendy Cook - Ovarian Cancer

In the winter of 2002, Wendy a fit and independent 52 year old woman who has a career first in nursing and then for many years in health planning and management in Auckland and overseas, had a cough that would not go away.
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Julie Collins - Ovarian Cancer

Julie Collins - Ovarian Cancer

Death tapped me on the shoulder...
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