Ovarian cancer

  1. Cumbrian ovarian cancer survivor calls for more research

    Neil Smith

    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.

    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
    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.
  2. 'It was just the right place at the right time'

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    Video caption: Becky Brothwood says she is lucky to have survived ovarian cancer as a teenager.
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    Video caption: 'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'

    Kelliyah thought she was simply putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.