8 episodes

Jill Emberson is getting married two months after finishing her latest bout of palliative chemotherapy. She was freshly in love and stimulated at work when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nine months later, she was told she’d be lucky to be alive in five years. We all know we’ll die one day, but what’s it like to live life with death in sight? And how does it feel to have a terminal illness from the very cradle of life, our ovaries?

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 193 Ratings

Jill Emberson is getting married two months after finishing her latest bout of palliative chemotherapy. She was freshly in love and stimulated at work when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nine months later, she was told she’d be lucky to be alive in five years. We all know we’ll die one day, but what’s it like to live life with death in sight? And how does it feel to have a terminal illness from the very cradle of life, our ovaries?

    Chapter 7 | Postscript - Remembering Jill

    Chapter 7 | Postscript - Remembering Jill

    Jill Emberson died on December 12, 2019, four years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Hear her final recordings and tributes from her loved ones including husband Ken, and daughter Malia.

    • 10 min
    Chapter 6 | Update

    Chapter 6 | Update

    Jill has won an award, started a massive new campaign and tried two different treatments for ovarian cancer, so we thought it was about time for a Bonus Episode to keep you up to date.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 5 | The Wedding

    Chapter 5 | The Wedding

    It’s early 2018, and Jill is going back into chemo, but this time it’s palliative. If the treatment is a success it will buy her a healthy window of time for her wedding and honeymoon.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 4 | The Lab Rat

    Chapter 4 | The Lab Rat

    Jill starts the fight to get on a drug trial that won’t cure her cancer but could buy her a few more years.

    • 16 min
    Chapter 3 | Relapse

    Chapter 3 | Relapse

    Nine months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Jill is told her cancer is back. That makes it terminal.

    • 14 min
    Chapter 2 | Mum's Got Cancer

    Chapter 2 | Mum's Got Cancer

    Jill’s daughter Malia was studying overseas when Jill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Malia and Jill remember that conversation, and the emergency trip home.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

More Teal ,

Incredible

Incredibly strong woman you are, Jill Emberson. I heard you speaking last night, podcast straight on in the car on the way home, and this morning I’ve just finished listening to all 5 of your podcasts. You are one strong woman fighting a brave battle. Inspirational. Love listening to your voice. Stay strong, Jill. And let us all fight for some more Teal with the pink.

hanging in with u ,

What an amazing woman !

A great podcast very real ! Many prayers and good wishes for u Jill

Liz R203 ,

Essential Listening

This is such an important podcast to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Jill is amazing to put herself out in the public spotlight at such a time of vulnerability and uncertainty but does so in order to help other women - what an amazing person. Thank you for this podcast!

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