Ovarian cancer awareness: Fiona Murphy's story

Ask for a scan!

– Fiona Murphy has urged women experiencing symptoms of ovarian cancer to demand a scan

Ovarian cancer doesn't discriminate. It doesn't respect age, race, ethnicity or religion.

All of this week we are meeting women who have been affected by ovarian cancer as part of our Very Important Parts (VIPs) campaign.

On today's show, we met Fiona Murphy who was just 25 when she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer.

VIPs: Ovarian cancer and life changing decisions

As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we've launched a week-long awareness campaign called Very Important Parts.

Today Dr Hilary visited a London clinic to chat to women who, like Angelina Jolie, have the BRCA gene and face making some life changing decisions.

Watch the video to hear Charley's story - she lost both her grandmother and mother to ovarian cancer.

Pledge your support to Lorraine's VIP campaign
Terri Dwyer and Dr Hilary discuss ovarian cancer symptoms

Post Natal Depression - The facts

Post Natal Depression is somewhat of a taboo subject with new mothers often feeling they are to blame in some way, but it is important to talk! After John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigan opened up about her battle with the illness, we sent Giovanna Fletcher to chat to a group of new mums to find out how PND has affected their lives.

Five a day WON'T keep the doctor away! 🍎

We're going to need a bigger bowl of fruit and veg if we want to live a long and fruitful life!

Forget the five a day rule, According to new research we should be doubling that number to 10 portions to prevent premature deaths worldwide! The recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day is simply not enough, say the experts.

It's time to fill up that grocery basket!