Bowel Cancer Stories

07
Mar
2019

My name is Sarah I’m now 36 but was diagnosed with bowel cancer back in May 2016 when I was 33.

01
Nov
2012

My family was shocked by the news in April 2011 when first told my Dad had bowel cancer. It was difficult to process as my Dad is such a healthy man.

Initially my Dad went to his GP to have a check up on his prostate. It was after his assessment that the GP was concerned Dad’s bowel may require further investigation. After discussing his health with his doctor it was apparent Dad had experienced a change in his bowel habits, was anaemic and had noticed gradual weight loss.

07
Mar
2019

I feel I only had cancer for 6weeks and it didn't really hit me. It hit my husband and family instead. It feels like they went through it instead of me.

06
Mar
2019

9 years I've been fighting this off... now I'm 12 short months away from remission.

20
Nov
2012

My journey with bowel cancer came as a surprise to me, even though I have an extensive family history of the disease due to Lynch Syndrome (a type of inherited cancer of the digestive tract).

My mother, brother and uncle have all had bowel cancer and survived to tell the tale. I suppose I thought it wouldn’t happen to me as I have always been healthy, eaten lots of fruit and veggies plus I’m quite a positive person.

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