Bowel Cancer Stories

09
Apr
2014

At least three years before I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I went to the doctor with a bloated stomach and increased bowel motions however the doctor didn't really look into it.

A year or so later I went to emergency with excruciating pain, blood and mucus. I was given morphine and sent home. I continued to experience pain, blood and mucus and passing bowel motions up to 10 times a day.

15
Aug
2017

I was 37 when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015.

My mum had bowel cancer at 57.

I recall telling her off because she had bleeding for quite a while.

02
Feb
2018

I was 37 when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015.

My mum had bowel cancer at 57.

05
Apr
2019

At 21 years old, I first noticed blood in my stools and sought advice from two different GP’s. They both assured me it was from internal haemorrhoids. At 25 years old, with a one-year-old baby boy, I had significant bleeding and other symptoms I could no longer ignore and demanded that my GP refer me to a gastroenterologist.

21
Mar
2016
The first time I even knew something was up with mum was the day before my birthday. She called to tell me not to expect any birthday presents, as she had been too unwell to go shopping. This was so unlike her and I knew immediately something must be up.

Poor mum had been in so much pain and not sleeping at night. She finally went to her GP who examined her and was concerned he had felt a mass. A CT Scan was booked on December 7 and a tumour discovered.
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