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Keep up to date with Jo and her experiences after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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 […]

Jo’s Blog – One Year On

Jo was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer completely out of the blue 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, […]

1. When Mummy Turned into an Alien

Diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer at 39 years old, mum of two, Jo Beagley, documents her day-to-day reality of living with a diagnosis and going through treatment. She hopes her candid insights will help others affected by cancer and encourage people to seek medical opinion on any symptoms that are out of the ordinary, whilst raising awareness of ovarian cancer.   To find out more about ovarian cancer visit […]

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