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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > May 2017 > “I HAD OVARIAN CANCER AT 36, BUT I FEEL LUCKY”


In late 2015, Alison Coates was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. By May 2016, she’d had a hysterectomy and six sessions of chemo. This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, she tells us why she’s ready to enjoy life again
The teal ribbon for ovarian cancer.
Words Laura Potter. Photograph Alamy

Before 2015, I didn’t even know ovarian cancer existed. It sounds ridiculous – of course you can get cancer anywhere in your body – but I didn’t know a single symptom and it had never crossed my mind. That’s why I want to share what I went through.

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Discover your #healthystressbuster of choice in our May issue of healthy, which features one of our favourite wellbeing warriors, Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella). We’ve rounded up 21 ways to conquer stress, including food to keep you calm and an exclusive feature on anxiety – take the quiz to find out how it affects you! Next up, give Easter a ‘bake-over’ with our inspiring recipe pages, featuring spelt hot buns and vegan ‘Snickers’ bars. Plus! We ask: do you need female Viagra? And are you born to be fat? Find out more in the brand new issue of healthy.