Brave Jenny is a catwalk hit as Sandy survivor raises cash and awareness for charity

Jenny Woods beat ovarian cancer in 2014 and is looking to raise awareness of the disease and charity

Jenny Woods beat ovarian cancer in 2014 and is looking to raise awareness of the disease and charity Ovacome. - Credit: Archant

A brave Sandy nursery nurse who beat off ovarian cancer has helped to raise awareness of the condition – by taking to the catwalk.

Jenny Woods took part in a London fashion show to help raise a stunning £6,000 for the charity Ovacome.

The 30-year-old had six cycles of chemotherapy in 2015 to fight off the disease, after initially dismissing symptoms as ‘women’s problems’.

Jenny had been suffering from tummy bloating, stomach pain and had been off her food before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014.

She said: “I put the bloating down to my periods giving me different symptoms every month.

“I hadn’t noticed I felt full quickly and could get through the day on a bag of crisps and can of pop. I looked like I was pregnant and yet I’d lost weight around my face.

“It was when friends saw my belly and said I should get it checked out that I went to my GP. I hadn’t wanted to waste his time.”

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Jenny’s symptoms were typical of ovarian cancer, which affects 7,300 women every year.

Ovacome urges women who have these symptoms to ask their GP for a CA125 blood test which can indicate if it is present.

If you’re concerned about ovarian cancer call Ovacome on their free helpline 0800 008 7054 or visit the charity’s website at www.ovacome.org.uk.

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