Saturday, 12 March 2011

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In October 2005 I had an ultrasound and they found a large cyst. I knew they were worried because when I saw the specialist she asked someone to come and take my blood where I was sat despite the blood test area closing 30 mins previously. I was referred to the rapid access clinic and had surgery a few weeks later. I was very fortunate that it was not cancer. It has made me very aware of it though how important it is for people to be aware of the symptoms. You need to know not just for your own health but the health of the women you love.  
Quick facts about Ovarian Cancer link 
  • Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK.
  • It usually affects women who have reached their menopause – about 85% of women diagnosed are over the age of 50, though it can occur in younger women.
  • Most women with ovarian cancer are treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
If detected early, like breast cancer, it can be beaten. Please visit Ovacome to raise awareness, donate and find support. 
Thanks for reading
Much love, Stacie xoxox


  1. Thank you for posting this, I'm glad you're okay.

    As someone with a mother who was diagnosed with both breast and skin cancer in less than a months time, I know how important it is to be in touch with whats going on with your body so you can catch things like that early.

  2. Anna Elizabeth lots of love and +++++ thoughts for your mum
    Stacie xoxox

  3. Thank you Stacie- She's 100% fine now because they caught it early =) So the moral of the story is to always get checked!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that she is well! That's brilliant :D
    If in doubt get it checked out!

  5. sorry to hear that Stacie, so glad youre ok, it really puts things into perspective doesnt it? It's terrible that so many people have been affected by cancer, whether it be directly or through the battle of a loved one. I'll be wearing my daffodil for marie curie cancer for sure!
    lots of love x