Tagged: #family history

29
Sep
2014
I was 45 when I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in 2000.

At an early age and having a family history of FAP, for which I was screened, I was told that, like my two older brothers, I carried the gene (my mother was the first and she passed away a couple of years later). My sister was also discovered to have the gene. So from as early as in my 20's, I carried out regular screening.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
30
Jul
2014
 
Gift giving get's serious this Christmas in July.
 
One of the joys of Christmas is the tradition of giving and receiving gifts. For Bowel Cancer Australia's Christmas in July, we're asking you to share a gift of knowledge that could potentially save the life of a loved one.
 
Bowel Cancer Australia community engagement manager Ms Claire Annear said our genetic make-up and family history of bowel cancer play a significant role in the risk of developing this common disease.
 
"About one quarter of all bowel cancer cases have some genetic component or shared family risk," she said.
 
Published in Latest News
30
Jul
2013

I used to think cancer was the worst thing that had ever happened to me until it became the best thing. This might sound crazy but it is true.

I am a wife and mother to a now 6 year old son. I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2011 at the age of 41. I had been suffering from exhaustion, stomach pain and unusual bowel habits for three or four months and finally saw my GP when the pain started getting much worse.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
28
Mar
2013
 
Bowel cancer patients who have had a first degree relative with the disease appear to have better survival rates than people with no significant family history of bowel cancer.
 
The study of about 11,000 patients compared genetic history of the disease with the treatment and survival data from the National Cancer Data Repository in the UK.
Published in Latest News
30
Jan
2013
 
People at increased risk of bowel cancer due to a family history of the disease are failing to follow national guidelines for bowel cancer screening.
 
An Australian study of more than 400 first degree relatives of bowel cancer patients found less than half of those at moderate or high risk of bowel cancer complied with screening recommendations.
Published in Latest News
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