The Marangaroo mother-of-three said the October campaign was about supporting women and their families with breast cancer and those with gynaecological cancers.
‘Four months before I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer I had ignored all the symptoms, heartburn, bloating ” as most people do,’ she said.
‘To all women out there I would say don’t second guess yourself. It’s about being aware of other cancers and it’s important to push women not to ignore the signs.’
Michele also found great comfort after joining a support group through Ovarian Cancer Australia in partnership with Cancer Council WA and sharing her experience with others.
‘Until you talk to other women you don’t know they’re going through the same experiences,’ she said.
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