Meet Clare Elliott
Clare Elliott from Caerphilly was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February 2006 at the age of 38 after noticing a lump on the left hand side of her stomach.
The following week Clare visited her GP and was immediately referred for an urgent scan, which showed a mass.
Upon having a hysterectomy the surgeon found a tumour the size of a grapefruit, which Clare was told was a grade three aggressive tumour which had almost certainly developed rapidly.
Clare underwent four months of chemotherapy treatment and went onto make a full recovery. In 2010 Clare helped launch the Cardiff Shine event and took part in the half-marathon walk with family and friends.
Mum-of-two, Clare, said: “I was shocked to be told I had cancer. It was a tough time, especially trying to keep things as normal as possible for the children. However it was not all doom and gloom and I had great support from family and friends. Five years on I am now doing well and have my life back again.”
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