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Interview OV08

Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 as a result of an abnormal cervical smear test. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Professional artist and teacher; married, 2 adult children.

  • Age at interview 59
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV37

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following abdominal pain associated with gall bladder inflammation. Ovarian cyst found during investigations. Surgical removal of gall bladder combined with removal of both ovaries, followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired state registered chiropodist; widowed; one adult child.

  • Age at interview 80
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV42

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2003 following abdominal pain (diagnosed as gall stones) and bloating. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Social services care manager, divorced, three adult children.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV43

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following constipation, frequent urination, tiredness, diarrhoea, bloating, umbilical hernia, and breathing difficulties. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries as remaining tumour was inoperable, then chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired school teacher; married; no children.

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV44

    Primary peritoneal cancer suspected in 2003 following abdominal pain, painful urination, and weight gain. Treated with chemotherapy. Surgery planned to remove ovaries, omentum and other organs as necessary, followed by more chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Married; one adult child.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV14

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following abdominal ache. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired day centre social worker, married, 2 adult children.

  • Age at interview 54
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV12

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following abdominal swelling and frequent urination. Treated with three cycles of chemotherapy followed by debulking surgery and six further cycles of chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Special needs teacher; living with partner; no children.

  • Age at interview 49
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV22

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 after finding a lump in her abdomen. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Sales office supervisor, married, one adult child.

  • Age at interview 59
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV23

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following abdominal swelling. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy, complicated by kidney problems.

  • Background

    Teacher, married, two adult children.

  • Age at interview 53
  • Sex/Gender Female