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

Thoughts from Jo – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Jo Beagley, who was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014 at the age of 39 kindly writes for us this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM). Jo shares her thoughts on what life with cancer is really like, her coping mechanisms and dealing with worries. Her reflections, although written as part of OCAM, can strike a chord with anyone adapting to living with a cancer diagnosis.   Thinking […]

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, […]

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