Dagenham cancer survivor fronts new charity campaign
PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 January 2019
Target Ovarian Cancer
A cancer survivor from Dagenham is one of the faces of a new awareness campaign.
Allison Farias Arias was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer 2017 when she was just 25.
She has since made a successful recovery following surgery and chemotherapy treatment and has joined Target Ovarian Cancer’s Take Ovar campaign, using her experience to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in a bid to improve early diagnosis as well as raise funds for the charity.
“Looking back on my experience, I think the opinion of young people getting cancer needs to change,” Allison said.
“If they had taken me seriously earlier on I would have had a different experience.
“When I mentioned stomach aches and bloating it was put down to an infection.”
For more information about the campaign visit targetovariancancer.org.uk/takeovar