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Interview OV01

Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1992 following abdominal pain. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb, and chemotherapy. Recurrences treated with further chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Bowel surgery needed to treat blockages.

  • Background

    Retired school & university librarian; married, 2 adult children.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV03

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1996 following abdominal swelling and pain, and depression. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Nurse; married, 2 adult children.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV04

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1992 following abdominal swelling. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Sales Assistant; married, 4 adult children.

  • Age at interview 59
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV06

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1991 following night sweats. Treated by surgical removal of the affected ovary followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Complementary therapist; single; no children.

  • Age at interview 47
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV11

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1994 following acute abdominal pain. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Medical Receptionist; married; no children.

  • Age at interview 59
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV36

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1997 following abdominal pain, tiredness and bloating. Treated with bowel surgery then surgical removal of ovaries and womb, and chemotherapy. Recurrences treated with chemotherapy, accompanied by further bowel surgery.

  • Background

    Retired headmistress, married, one grown up child.

  • Age at interview 61
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV21

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1996 following weight loss, abdominal bloating, lighter periods and tiredness. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb, and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy for recurrences caused kidney failure and immunological shock.

  • Background

    Retired teacher, married, two adult children.

  • Age at interview 46
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV24

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1989 after finding a large abdominal lump. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Clerical officer, married, no children.

  • Age at interview 58
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview OV26

    Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1993 after requesting a health check (no symptoms experienced). Treated by surgical removal of ovary and womb then chemotherapy. Recurrence after 10 years treated with chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Retired keep fit instructor, married, two adult children.

  • Age at interview 58
  • Sex/Gender Female