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“You need to do something, even if it is haemorrhoids I want something done, I can't continue living like this," Queenslander Jodie Elisara said, after multiple visits to three different GPs over several years.

Eight years after she first started to experience symptoms, her pain had become unbearable.

Despite repeated attempts to get a definitive diagnosis as to what was causing symptoms which ranged from rectal bleeding, low iron levels, and extreme pain when passing stools, Jodie did not receive a diagnostic colonoscopy until the bowel cancer she was living with had reached stage 3.

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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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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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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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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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