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28
Jul
2017

Nathan met Jodie twenty years ago when they were both age eleven and in the sixth grade.

Nathan says it was love at first sight and still remembers giving Jodie her first kiss, “a peck on the lips,” when they were at the school disco.

Despite their differences (Nathan was the bad boy who sat outside with the smokers and Jodie was a gymnast who hung outside science class), Nathan says he managed to charm Jodie into becoming his girlfriend when they were in Year 11.

The pair broke up soon after graduating high school, but they remained the best of friends.

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27
Mar
2017
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare condition, responsible for about 1 in every 100 bowel cancers.

FAP is caused by a mutation on the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene.
 
When mutated, the APC gene provides a selective advantage to early tumour cells, enabling them to proliferate.
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23
Mar
2017
Anton Enus is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience.
 
He began his career at the South African national broadcaster SABC, as a radio news reporter, and then moved on to become a parliamentary reporter, current affairs producer, TV news reporter and TV presenter, often anchoring the morning news show Good Morning South Africa.
 
In Australia, Anton is perhaps best known for his work on SBS World News Bulletin, where he has been presenting the news since 1999.
 
Anton first lent his support to Bowel Cancer Australia in 2014, during the charity’s February awareness campaign encouraging Australians to be proactive about their health.
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22
Mar
2017
Lynch syndrome, also known as HNPCC (Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer) is an inherited genetic mutation which puts people at increased risk of developing one or more often-aggressive primary cancers in their lifetime.

It is the most common form of hereditary bowel cancer and is caused by a fault in a gene (known as the 'mismatch repair' gene) that normally functions to protect a person from getting cancer.
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06
Mar
2017
I was feeling fine, but there was quite a bit of blood appearing in my stool - I just put it down to haemorrhoids.
 
My partner kept telling me to see the doctor, but of course, I did the male thing and ignored her pleas.
 
After experiencing a bowel motion consisting only of blood, I finally went to the GP.
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