March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. It mainly affects women who have been through the menopause, but it can sometimes affect younger women. The symptoms of ovarian cancer aren’t always easy to recognise. Symptoms include: feeling constantly bloated a swollen tummy discomfort in your tummy or pelvic area feeling full quickly when eating needing to pee more often than normal Sadly, my mum died of ovarian cancer when she was just 50 years old. As March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to help try to raise awareness of this, along with the symptoms… [Read More]

The Importance of Stem Cell Collection: The Facts

The first time I heard about stem cells was on a TV soap opera. It fascinated me and I wanted to find out more. I wanted to know why and how they’re collected at birth, but also what they can be used for in terms of treatment of disease and research. Looking online for this information, I came across this handy infographic by Smart Cells and I thought I’d share it with you. If you’re not sure what stem cells are, they’re basically biological cells that are found in the body. According to the infographic below, stem cells have the potential to… [Read More]

The fading of time. A poignant post about losing mum to cancer and reflecting on memories that are fading all too fast…

May of this year marks 12 years since mums passing. She had ovarian cancer and died when she was just 50 years old. My sister and I were 18. It’s hard to think about what life would be like now if mum was still around. Actually, it’s pretty unbearable to think about. However I do often find myself thinking up things that I think we might have done together. We’d go shopping and try on ridiculous outfits then laugh at one another. We’d enjoy a spot of lunch and have a chat about our lives. I might even ask her… [Read More]