By Reevel Alderson
BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent
South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria
A Cumbrian woman who's just been given the all-clear from ovarian cancer wants more research into the disease.
Only about half of the women diagnosed in this country will live for five years or more.Copyright: Sharon Phillipson-Reed
Ulverston mother Sharon Phillipson-Reed says doctors suspected a number of other possible diagnoses for her problems before discovering a tumour that had grown to 44cm (17in) long by the time she had surgery.
Because it was a less-common cancer, there were no nearby fellow sufferers to talk to, which she says made the journey through treatment more frightening.Quote Message: It was just very isolating and scary on my own." from Sharon Phillipson-Reed
- One year on from the death of BBC North West Tonight presenter Dianne Oxberry from the disease there is a special edition of the BBC One programme Inside Out tonight in south Cumbria, hosted by her colleague Annabel Tiffin.
Kelliyah thought she was simply putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.