Bowel Cancer Stories

08
Mar
2016
At 69, healthy and active, I was given an InSure Bowel Cancer Screening Test kit by my GP. Because I had had no symptoms and there hadn’t been any bowel cancer in my family I didn’t think it urgent to complete the test so was shocked when the result returned positive. Like me, my GP thought it was probably a haemorrhoid but suggested I have a colonoscopy. This was completed a few weeks later and I was woken to hear the surgeon say that a tumour had been located in my Sigmoid Colon and would have to be removed.

I told him ‘But we’re going overseas in three weeks.’
08
Mar
2018

Being told at 22 that you have cancer is something you think would never happen to you. I still remember the exact spot I was sitting when I got the phone call of my biopsy results. I didn't know then, but it would take months for me to realize the full impact of what it means to "have cancer". Being at the age and maturity level I was - I handled it surprisingly well. I was in shock, but I didn't quite have all the facts and that one question was lingering in the back of my mind - had it spread?

26
Feb
2019

My name is Loretta McEvoy, and at the age of 49, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bowel Cancer.

02
Feb
2018

Starting a new year feeling great after a long Christmas holiday makes it very hard to comprehend what last year served up. I remember thinking at the start of 2017 how excited I was about the changes that I had planned for the year. I could never have imagined that a bowel cancer diagnosis would be on the cards and change everything.

26
Jun
2019

Starting a new year feeling great, after a long Christmas holiday, makes it very hard to comprehend what last year served up.

I remember thinking at the start of 2017 how excited I was about the changes that I had planned for the year.

I could never have imagined that a bowel cancer diagnosis would be on the cards and change everything.

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