• Growing old is a privilege denied to many

    November 14, 2018

    The older I become the more I look back on my life, and reflect on past experiences. I was recently completing an online survey when the last question popped up asked which age bracket I fell into. As I ticked the 25-34 year old box, I smiled. I smiled because although I’m 31, soon to…

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  • BRCA Genetic Testing for Cancer

    May 28, 2018

    Many people throughout their lives have encountered cancer. Whether that’s through having a friend or relative with cancer, or from having cancer themselves. For me, cancer has been a part of my life for over 20 years. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Mums initial symptoms arose whilst she was in her mid-forties. Symptoms…

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  • March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    March 21, 2018

    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…

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  • Envy

    November 22, 2017

    Photos of families on Facebook. Grandparents cuddling grandchildren. Mums like me, arm in arm with their mums walking down the street, chatting about their day and what they’re going to cook for dinner. Smiling, laughing, making memories. I envy you. Colleagues talking about their mums, their old bedrooms from when they were younger and reminiscing…

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

    April 12, 2017

    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…

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  • March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    March 6, 2017

    22nd May 2005. A date that will haunt me forever. The day that my sister and I lost our mum to ovarian cancer. The thing about ovarian cancer though, is that the date of her death isn’t the only date that haunts me. There where the days where we witnessed mum fragile and weak. The…

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  • World Cancer Day

    World Cancer Day

    February 4, 2017

    Today is World Cancer Day. A day in which we can explore what we can do to reduce the global burden of cancer. My life has been affected by cancer. My sister and I lost our mum at the age of 50 to ovarian cancer. That was in 2005. 12 years ago and I still…

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  • My Doodles has teamed up with Cancer Research UK

    May 12, 2016

    My Doodles recently announced that they are actively supporting and working with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to help fund kinder cures and treatments for young people facing cancer.  In order to raise awareness and to raise funds, the My Doodles designers have created some special products for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens:…

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  • I’m scared I’ll forget mum

    February 25, 2016

    It’s 11.30pm. Everyone is in bed except me. I stayed up late to watch the end of a film, but now that’s finished I find my mind going into overdrive.  I’m not sure why now or what’s made me think of her, but I find myself thinking of my mum. I feel an urge to…

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