Tagged: #Female

15
Aug
2017

I was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer a year and a half ago at the age of 26.

I was numb, scared and feared the worse.

I think for me the hardest part was the unknown.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
15
Aug
2017

I was 29 years old when I was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer.

A happily married mum of two young children, I was enjoying a carefree life.

I’d been experiencing a range of odd symptoms for the past twelve months and decided to see my doctor after not being able to kick a simple cold virus.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
15
Aug
2017

We went through five extremely painful years.

They were especially hard for my strong, brave and beautiful mother.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer and it was very aggressive.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
15
Aug
2017

I was 37 when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015.

My mum had bowel cancer at 57.

I recall telling her off because she had bleeding for quite a while.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
15
Aug
2017

In 2010, I was 19 and planning my wedding. Unlike most brides-to-be, I was also in and out of the GP’s office fighting with her to take my bowel issues seriously and undergoing a series of tests.

I was extremely anaemic and required weekly infusions over 12 weeks, in the lead up to my wedding.

When a FOBT confirmed positive for blood in my stools, my GP still kept telling me “you are too young for bowel cancer” and that it was a waste of her time to pursue testing further because she was confident it would come back negative.

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