Bowel Cancer Stories

20
May
2019

I just wanted to share my story with you and anyone who would be interested to not only raise awareness, but to show that people can get through the worst of things and there is always a positive side to things.

05
Apr
2019

This year has been a challenge, nearly 12 months ago, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. This was honestly the scariest moment of my life, I was told that if I didn't do something straight away, I would not live to see Xmas 2018.

05
Apr
2019

Hello, my name is Camille and I’m a 41-year-old mother of four from South Australia. In July last year I was diagnosed with colon (bowel) cancer after multiple visits to the ED department.

05
Apr
2019

I noticed some blood clots on the toilet tissue. The GP checked for haemorrhoids but found none so asked for blood and faecal tests. They came back normal. We thought it was Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I began to change my diet to see if that would help. At the same time, she asked me to have a colonoscopy, just to be on the safe side, saying we had to find out what's going on. She didn't pressure me to have it, but my husband did. I procrastinated for a week debating whether this was really necessary.

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.

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