Meet Jan

Jan was first diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2008, news that came as quite a shock to her at the time as she felt very healthy. Four days after the initial diagnosis Jan underwent several invasive surgeries to combat the cancer, including an appendix removal and preventative hysterectomy, before beginning chemotherapy.

“It was fine for two years, and then the cancer came back. And that was a real blow because I had convinced myself that I was invincible”

After her operations Jan went through three relapses before finally experiencing remission for 8 years, “I had another big op… then went swimmingly for another two years and it came back again, this time [as a] tumour on the liver. Another 18 months [later] I got another tumour… and since then it hasn’t come back.”