"Tiger’s diagnosis came about initially from weight loss, lack of energy, bowel habits, and low iron levels. Then further confirmation through blood in stool tests. This led to a request from our GP for an urgent colonoscopy."
"I think we all assumed Andrew was going to be ok. They were going to remove the tumour; he’d have some treatment and he’d be ok."
"I was 38 years old when I was diagnosed with stage 3B bowel cancer. I started losing my hair, so I went to the doctor to check if everything was ok. I was extremely iron deficient, so the doctor suggested I start taking iron tablets."
In June 2015, my brother Andrew was treated for diverticulitis (with antibiotics), a condition where pockets that develop in the lining of the intestine become infected or inflamed. A few years prior, he was hospitalised for over a week with similar symptoms, these included severe pain in the abdomen.