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

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 […]

2. What’s Wrong and Processing the Diagnosis

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 1 and the next entry at part 3.   What’s wrong? Surely something as big as the dreaded ‘C-word’ would give some hints that it was lurking, especially as it turns out that it may have been unknowingly part of […]

3. Spreading the News

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 2 and the next entry at part 4.   Spreading the news Sharing news of my diagnosis was an enormous undertaking, not because I didn’t want to let people know what was going on, I did, but it wasn’t a […]

4. Get it out

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 3 and the next entry at part 5.   Get it out My immediate reaction on hearing the diagnosis was “so how quickly will it [the cancer] be taken out”. I was taken aback by the response … “it depends, […]

5. Cold Turkey on Google

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 4 and the next entry at part 6.   Cold turkey on Google Having obtained the diagnosis I found myself craving information about ovarian cancer and treatments, anything that would help me make sense of it and why I had […]

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