Three weeks prior to Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (June 1 – 30), the 2018 annual National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) monitoring report has been released.
Since the program began in August 2006, about 4.4 million NBCSP screening tests have been completed.
After a colonoscopy, it is common to be hungry and thirsty as you would have been asked to fast and completely empty your bowel before the procedure. However, a high calorie meal may not be such a good idea as it may cause you pain and discomfort.
2013, what a year! My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in June and I gave birth to my first child in December.
In 2014 I was quite busy being a first-time mum and calling in on dad and mum regularly. I mentioned to mum that the iron tablets I was taking were making my stools an orange colour, to which mum advised iron should make them black not orange. She suggested that maybe I should stop taking them for a bit and see what happens, which I did.