Bowel Cancer Stories

10
Nov
2011

In August 2010 my life changed forever.  Nothing can prepare you for a bowel cancer diagnosis at just 38 years old.

I had been given what I thought was a routine colonoscopy to investigate the cause of my iron deficiency, which my doctor thought was probably due to an ulcer. But as I lay in bed in the recovery room after being told they had found a tumour, I remember thinking: ‘I’m too young.  I have a husband and two young boys.  This can’t be happening to me’.  

26
Jun
2019

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer at 44 years old in late 2015.

To be honest, getting sick was definitely not on my radar.

26
Feb
2019

My name's Fiona Tigar and I'm 52 years old. I work in healthcare and have worked in the area of bowel cancer; I'm even studying for a degree in health promotion, so acting on the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer should be high on my radar. And it was. Sort of. 

28
May
2013

In 2000 I was diagnosed with pneumonia. While I was in hospital the specialist did a cancer marker test which came back really high. However the subsequent colonoscopy was not very clear as the prep had not been very effective.

In September 2011 I underwent a second colonoscopy as I was experiencing continual bad diarrhoea. During the procedure a carcinoid tumour was discovered.

22
Mar
2016

A little about my situation

End of August, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer. It spread to my liver and some lymph nodes near my pancreas. I went into hospital with gall stone issues.... came out with cancer and I still have my bloody gall bladder.

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