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The first time I even knew something was up with mum was the day before my birthday. She called to tell me not to expect any birthday presents, as she had been too unwell to go shopping. This was so unlike her and I knew immediately something must be up.

Poor mum had been in so much pain and not sleeping at night. She finally went to her GP who examined her and was concerned he had felt a mass. A CT Scan was booked on December 7 and a tumour discovered.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

Hearing the words “you have bowel cancer” is a life-changing moment for patients and their loved ones. Whether you’re the spouse, partner, parent, child or relative of someone with bowel cancer, this new diagnosis will impact you too.

In this article, Bowel Cancer Australia’s Bowel Care Nurse Tammy Farrell discusses what a diagnosis means for you as a loved one, and the support services available to you.

As a loved one, you may be wondering how best to support someone with bowel cancer.

Published in Latest News
When several members of The Pat Carroll Running Group realised they had been affected by bowel cancer in some way, they decided to combine their efforts and run for a greater cause.
The running group took part in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and even organised a 'Got the Runs' team on the day.
The Dyson Group started a 12 month fundraising campaign to raise funds for Bowel Cancer Australia in memory of one of their revered drivers, Neil Hardie, who sadly passed away from the cancer in January 2014.
"His sad passing led to an outpouring of grief amongst his colleagues, which resulted in our company deciding to raise funds for Bowel Cancer Australia," said campaign organiser, Margie from The Dyson Group.
Published in Company Supporters
Local nurse, mother of two and bowel cancer awareness warrior Hollie Conlan has raised $4300 for Bowel Cancer Australia as part of The Age Run Melbourne over the weekend. "Originally what I wanted to do was just the fun run, and I thought, I'll raise money for that. That was $500 to start with and now I've cracked $4000," Hollie Conlan said.
Mrs Conlan's mother suffered from bowel cancer nine years ago, spending time in Bendigo for the operation and recovery.
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