What cancer were you diagnosed with?

Ovarian Cancer


What age were you diagnosed?

27


What has helped you to thrive?

Following my diagnosis, the outpouring of love and support I received (and continue to receive) from the solid network of people around me really pulled me through.

Being physically active during treatment is also doing wonders for my physical and mental wellbeing. Being able to get out running, to the gym and practise yoga following surgery and even during chemo has shown me just how strong my body and mind really is. It’s helped me to maintain a determined mindset and given me mental clarity in moments of of fear and uncertainty.


Lizzy's Story

I was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in October 2018 after having surgery to remove what was initially thought to be a benign ovarian cyst. Since then, I’ve had two additional rounds of surgery to remove both of my ovaries and peritoneum. I’ve recently started chemotherapy, and should be finishing treatment mid May - just in time for summer! 

I’m a British expat living in Berlin, where fewer charities and support groups for young adults with cancer exist.