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Emily’s story

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Instead of a carefree life in her twenties, Emily has lived in the shadow of cancer. She says “there is a lot that is challenging and difficult including infertility. The fear and isolation of living in the unknown and not being able to plan for years ahead is very real. I find myself wondering if I will see my daughter reach specific milestones.”

“Yet at the same time, I appreciate the little things in every day so much more. Family is very important to me and we make spending time and taking holidays together a priority.”

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Annabel’s story

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“I’d go as far to say that the infertility has been worse than the cancer diagnosis for me,” she said. “I’d planned a life with children. It’s brought a lot of guilt that I can’t give my husband children and seeing all my friends have their babies over the years hasn’t been easy at times.”

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Ellie’s Story

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“I want people to know that you have the right to push for more testing if something doesn’t feel right. I think many doctors dismiss the concerns of younger women but ovarian cancer does not discriminate by age.”

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Hannah’s Story

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“Over the course of six months I saw a doctor over 15 times,” Hannah said. “Nobody suspected cancer. They only found it because I was referred to a specialist to see if I had Crohn’s disease and the referral included a blood test to rule out bowel and ovarian cancer.”

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Lexi’s Story

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“I was like any other 27-year-old, focused on my career and hopeful to one day have a family,” she said. “But my daily life was plagued with unexplained and misdiagnosed ongoing pain. This pain disrupted my sleep, work life, social life, and everything in between. For years, I was brushed off by doctors and given simple solutions and explanations that still didn’t resolve my pain.”