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Teenager speaks out about ovarian cancer after diagnosis at just 12

A teenager from West Sussex is speaking out about ovarian cancer after being diagnosed at just 12 years old.

Olivia Parslow from Bognor Regis is one of the youngest people in the world to suffer from the disease.

It normally affects women older than 50.

7,400
the number of cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year

She visited the doctor after she put on three stone in just three weeks.

Olivia had surgery on her ovary to remove 15 litres of fluid.

She then had four rounds of chemotherapy.

Olivia Parslow, cancer patient

0.2%
of those diagnosed are under the age of 14

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer among women.

Russ and Beki Parslow, Olivia's parents

Olivia is now in remission and has check ups every three months.

Her blond hair has grown back black and curly.