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02
Feb
2018

I'm Mallory. I was diagnosed one year ago with stage three colon cancer. Prior to diagnosis I was experiencing anaemia, blood in stools, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fatigue.

02
Feb
2018

Beauty blogger, Marisa Robinson normally writes about makeup and glamour.

However, in an effort to raise awareness, Marissa has written about her recent diagnosis with bowel cancer, at the age of 32, and how it has affected her life.

06
Mar
2019

I am happy to report that I am still bowel cancer free! I attend regular appointments with my doctors and specialists, and I have also become a lot more conscious of my overall health.

02
Feb
2018

I was 32yo when I was finally diagnosed with bowel cancer. I say finally as I had been going to the GPs for just over a year with issues.

My bowel motions had changed, and I was finding it extremely difficult to go to the toilet. I would try and go about 10 times a day, but it was excruciating. I loved it when I got diarrhea cause that meant it didn’t hurt to go to the toilet. I would cry every time I went to the toilet, even if I couldn’t go it still hurt.

02
Feb
2018

In my early to mid-40s I experienced a lot of diarrhoea. A few trips to the GP saw me have several FOBTs, blood tests for inflammatory bowel markers and Coeliac Disease, as well as standard blood tests for everything else. All came back Normal. Time and time again. I had an endoscopy at about 45, and was diagnosed with Grade 5 Reflux Oesophagitis and Gastritis. We thought we had found the problem, and I was given appropriate medication.

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