Tagged: #Never Too Young

09
Jun
2017

In his mid-30s, David Wakerley started to notice blood in his bowel movements every so often.

The happily married, father of three didn’t experience any pain or other symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer, but when the bleeding continued he knew he should see his GP to find out what might be causing it.

“Life was happening, kids, school, work, everything was full blast,” said David as he recalled his experience.
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06
Jun
2017
Young Survivors’ Week is an international week dedicated to people under the age of 50, who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Although bowel cancer is often considered to be ‘an old person’s disease’, recent research has shown bowel cancer rates are rising in younger people.

Would you know if you were experiencing symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer?
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05
Jun
2017
In October 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer.
 
Almost two years later, I finished active treatment.
 
During that time, I spent over 514 hours having chemotherapy drugs mainlined into my heart.
 
I'm one of the lucky ones; lucky because I had symptoms.
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26
May
2017
Sometimes the burdens of life mount like a pressure cooker, exploding its lid and bursting with contents. Have I not had enough life lessons? Do I really need more?
 
Apparently yes, and with a little-added resistance. It just goes to show that when you think you know it all—or at least appear to be heading in the right direction—there’s still a blind spot. You can never know what’s in store for you.
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19
May
2017

Connection fosters feelings of love, comfort, belonging and support, but bowel cancer patients and loved ones often say that those feelings are replaced by emotions such as fear, sadness, loneliness and rejection following a diagnosis.

At the time it can seem as if there is no one else who understands how you are feeling or what you are going through, and the feeling of being all alone can be overwhelming.
 
Bowel Cancer Australia wants to assure you that you are not alone.
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