Tagged: #patient

05
May
2016
In September 2011 I was feeling unwell and always feeling full even when I wasn’t eating and felt as though I was gaining weight especially around tummy area.
 
My husband & I had just shifted to Melbourne from Mildura (2010) and we were building a new house. I thought that maybe I was exhausted and stressed.
 
I started walking again thinking that maybe this would help my mind, but that did not help. I was still feeling full and tummy pains increased.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
03
May
2016
My whole world changed. It all began the day before commencing a set of nights in August 2015. I went to the toilet as usual and passed what I thought was a bowel motion which in fact turned out to be bright red blood. That was the turning point. I knew I needed to see a GP. This occurred on a Friday and so I booked an appointment to see a GP on the Monday morning straight after finishing my night shift. I felt like an idiot. "I’m perfectly well" I was said to myself, "I’m making this all up, the doctor is going to think I'm an idiot’. I did attend my appointment, definitely not my normal chirpy self, I couldn’t think clearly and the words just didn’t come out as smoothly as they usually did. I was tired, it had been a hard couple of night shifts in emergency. Maybe this was my problem, I was unhappy in my relationship, I was stressed about the wellbeing of my parents, work was tough and I lacked confidence in myself. Maybe these factors were contributing to my change in bowel habit? Hopefully.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
29
Apr
2016
A national survey by Bowel Cancer Australia on the attitudes and experiences of bowel cancer patients and survivors in Australia.
 
Are you aged 18 or over and living with bowel cancer or a survivor? You’re invited to share your lived experiences in the latest My Bowel Cancer . . .  My Voice Survey for Bowel Cancer Australia.
 
Bowel Cancer Australia conducts periodic research among the general community, to better understand their attitudes and awareness of bowel cancer; and among patients, to better understand the experience and effect of living with the disease.
Published in Latest News
21
Apr
2016
Being diagnosed with bowel cancer is tough. You think you are going to die and you quickly start to re-think your bucket list!

The first indication I had a problem was with a bowel motion I had. When I looked in the toilet bowl, it was full of blood. In hindsight, I wish I had taken a photo as I was later questioned repeatedly about the quantity of blood I had seen. There was a lot of blood! I even called my husband to have a look!
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
07
Apr
2016
I am an example of the value of regularly undertaking the in-home FIT test and the benefits of early bowel cancer detection.
 
I had been doing the Colovantage test for about 7 years with the result coming back each year as negative until late 2015 when the result came back positive.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
Page 9 of 32
Support Bowel Cancer Australia
Bowel Cancer Australia Social Media