Tagged: #family history

27
Apr
2017
When I turned 50 early in 2007, I hadn’t had a lot to do with bowel cancer over the years, the occasional relative and friend, two close friends who I supported a fair bit, but 12 or so years ago a tumour was discovered in my Mum’s bowel. The symptoms meant that she had probably had it for a while. In 2006 she pestered me a lot to have a test done, a colonoscopy. For some reason, only she knows (mother’s intuition perhaps and some of you would know about that), she pestered me more than my 2 brothers and sister who incidentally all had a test done and all came up clear. My test was not clear and so, as a good friend of mine said when he saw me at Ashford Hospital at my first chemotherapy treatment, “Welcome to the Club”.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
13
Mar
2017

I was admitted to hospital with heart problems in late December 2011 and needed to have 3 stents inserted. I was admitted again in February 2012, because of more problems.

Two months later, while visiting my doctor, I discussed having reflux problems. He suggested I see a gastro to find out what the problem was and a way to treat it.
 
My grandfather died of bowel cancer and so my daughter Sarah and my daughter-in-law Rachel, who are both nurses, would often nag me about getting checked.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
13
Oct
2016
The 4 Non-Modifiable Bowel Cancer Risk Factors Everyone Should Know
 
Did you know bowel cancer is forecast to be the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2016 and will affect 1 in 11 Aussies in their lifetime, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)?

Were you aware that there are steps you can take to lower your bowel cancer risk, such as limiting your consumption of red meat and alcohol, eliminating processed meats from your diet and ensuring you engage in regular physical activity?
Published in Latest News
04
Oct
2016
Bowel Cancer Australia Ambassador and celebrity chef, George Camobaris is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Press Club, today.
 
The modern, Greek restaurant located in the former Herald and Weekly Times building, has received trophies for The Age Good Food Guide and Best New Restaurant, and was awarded a prestigious two stars and three wine glass rating in the Australian Gourmet Traveller 2017 Restaurant Guide.
Published in Latest News
21
Sep
2016
Prior to my diagnosis, I was an elite athlete within touch football (refereeing) having represented Australia numerous times since 2010, the most recent international tournament in April 2016. I was ranked No: 1 in QLD, No: 2 in Australia and third in the world.

I first went to my GP in late 2014 for treatment for haemorrhoids and was referred to a specialist. I revisited my specialist in early 2016 as my younger brother had had appendicitis in late 2014 and during that procedure a tumour on his large intestine was discovered. He underwent surgery to have it removed but it was recommended his brothers get checked.
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