Bowel Cancer Stories

26
Jun
2019

My husband Peter was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012 at age 36. He was referred for a colonoscopy by our GP as he had been experiencing rectal bleeding and a consistent change to his bowel habits.

26
Feb
2019

Well $#*!, I don't have time for this $#*!.

2018. The 22nd May, I was 32. Diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer 6 days before my 33rd birthday.

18
Apr
2013

I woke from what was supposed to be a routine, last resort colonoscopy and was advised that my undertaking of this small procedure had saved my life.

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year in October 2012 at the age of 21.

25
Jan
2017

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in late 2014, at the age of 37.  I had experienced mid-day fatigue the year prior, which I attributed to job dissatisfaction. I also had the occasional feeling of nausea and random severe stomach pains, which I thought was a dairy intolerance.

14
Aug
2012

Three weeks prior to my diagnosis I had been sent a National Bowel Screen Kit. I looked at it and thought, “I should really do that one day”.

Needless to say, I left the kit on the bench and three weeks later ended up seeing my GP on a Wednesday afternoon for a prescription. At the time I complained of having had a slight pain in my abdomen. The GP asked to examine my abdomen and it was then he felt a mass.

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