Personal stories

Facts figures and statistics give us important information about ovarian cancer, but each woman is an individual and her journey is never the same as any other.

Here many brave women, and their family and friends, share their individual stories with you.

Have you or someone close to you been touched by ovarian cancer?

We invite you to share your story to provide information and inspiration for other women affected and their families. To submit your story please contact us.

Michelle
Michelle
“Being scared is okay. Uncertainty is natural. It’s all part of getting through it. The more...
Marilyn's story
Marilyn on her daughter’s diagnosis
“Having the same GP throughout the journey is important. My GP was able to support me as a...
Brydie
Brydie
“If people do start treating you differently, realise that it’s not you. Having cancer...
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Georgia’s story
As told by her mother, Jane. Jane is Georgia’s mum. Georgia had a very rare, aggressive...
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Jane
I considered myself a vibrant and healthy woman, at times I still find it hard to absorb that I...
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Penelope Annan
There are too few ovarian cancer success stories. Thankfully there are some, and hopefully into the...
A tribute to my mother, by Kerry Vincent
Dearest Mother, The day you left time stood still for a moment that seemed to go on forever, it...
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Jenny and Laura
A tribute to my beautiful mum Jenny, by Laura I remember the phone call well – mum rang me...
Jane and Heather
In November 2011 I got a phone call from my 31 year old daughter, Jane, who lives in Melbourne. She...
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Rhonda and Ashlea
Our beautiful Mum was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in June 2008. In the year...