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Catch up with the Yorkshire Cancer Research Blog

Adapting to Being on Treatment Again

Jo was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014, aged 39. She has since undergone a hysterectomy and treatment with chemotherapy and an angiogenesis inhibitor drug with the aim of keeping the cancer managed. Through genetic testing, Jo discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which presents a higher than normal risk of breast cancer.   As a working mum with two young boys living in Harrogate, she […]

Telling the Children and Facing Hair Loss

Jo was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014, aged 39. She has since undergone a hysterectomy and treatment with chemotherapy and an angiogenesis inhibitor drug with the aim of keeping the cancer managed. Through genetic testing, Jo discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which presents a higher than normal risk of breast cancer.   As a working mum with two young boys living in Harrogate, she […]

Facing up to a Recurrence

Jo was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014, aged 39. She has since undergone a hysterectomy and treatment with chemotherapy and an angiogenesis inhibitor drug with the aim of keeping the cancer managed. Through genetic testing, Jo discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which presents a higher than normal risk of breast cancer.   As a working mum with two young boys living in Harrogate, she […]

The Fear Factor

Jo was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014, aged 39. She has since undergone a hysterectomy and treatment with chemotherapy and an angiogenesis inhibitor drug with the aim of keeping the cancer managed. Through genetic testing, Jo discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which presents a higher than normal risk of breast cancer.   As a working mum with two young boys living in Harrogate, she […]

Siobhan Smith – From Cancer to 10K

Siobhan Smith, from Penistone, has survived cancer four times. Now she’s in training to complete the Leeds Abbey Dash 10K to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Nikki Brady met her to find out more about her experience and why she’s going above and beyond to help more people in the region avoid, survive and cope with the disease.   Like many runners in Yorkshire, Siobhan Smith has battled wind, […]

Make your Miles Count with the Annual Howden Rotary Charity Family Bike Ride

It’s that time of year again at the Howden Rotary Club, so grab your bikes (plus as much brightly coloured Lycra as you may require!) and sign up for one of three gorgeous rides taking place on the 24th September 2017 around the Howden, Goole and Gilberdyke area.   Choose from either a five, seven or 20 mile route around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, some of which feature a section […]

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