Tagged: #patient

21
Dec
2017

1 in 11 Australian men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime.

Medical guidelines recommend screening for bowel cancer every 1 to 2 years using a bowel cancer screening test (known as a Faecal Immunochemical Test or FIT) from age 50 - when bowel cancer risk begins to rise sharply and progressively.

Published in Latest News
21
Sep
2017

Alexandra considered herself to be a healthy person.

She continued to play team sports well into her 20s and when she reached her 30s she became a regular walker, enjoyed jogging occasionally and after each child attended a boot camp to get back into shape.

As someone who loved fruit and vegetables, Alexandra also found it easy to eat well.

Published in Latest News
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
22
Sep
2016
As a 48 year old busy mum of four running a business, I'm afraid my health was not always my first priority.

I’d experienced some symptoms which I’d discussed with my doctor such as abdominal discomfort and low iron levels. However as I had pre-existing medical conditions, these symptoms were attributed to them and with no family history of bowel cancer, no alarm bells sounded.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
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