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Interview OV05

Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 after finding a lump in her abdomen, accompanied by vague abdominal symptoms. Treated by surgical removal of both ovaries followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Charity worker; married, no children.

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV07

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 following digestive problems. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy. Recurrence treated with further chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired sales manager; married; no children.

  • Age at interview 50
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV10

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 following an abdominal ache. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired finance clerk; married; 2 adult children.

  • Age at interview 65
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV38

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 following abdominal aches and pains. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Podiatrist; married; no children.

  • Age at interview 33
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV40

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2001 following urinary incontinence and abdominal bloating. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Doctor’s receptionist, divorced, three children of which two adult.

  • Age at interview 43
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV45

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2001 following indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb, and chemotherapy. Recurrences treated with chemotherapy. Surgery to lungs and heart to prevent fluid build-up.

  • Background

    Company director; married; 3 adult children.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV13

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 after pain and abdominal bloating. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy. Recurrences treated with further chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Teacher; married, 2 children.

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV16

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following constipation, pain and bloating. Treated by surgical removal of both ovaries (previously hysterectomised) followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Housewife; married; one adult child.

  • Age at interview 52
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV20

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2000 following abdominal pain and bloating, painful sex and bleeding afterwards. Treated by surgical removal of tumour, chemotherapy, then removal of ovaries and womb and more chemotherapy. Further surgery to repair a hernia.

  • Background

    Mother, married, one child.

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female