Tagged: #stage IV

21
Mar
2016
“I have three great kids age five, nine and 13, and my misses who I need to stick around for. At this point, I’ll do anything it takes to make sure I get to see them grow up, make sure the mortgage gets paid, and that they are ok.”
 
Despite visiting four different GPs over a seven month period, it may very well have been my partner who saved my life.

Every time I saw a GP my symptoms were put down to constipation. I was given different medications to try but nothing worked.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
18
Mar
2016
My name is Nadine. I am a 33 year old mother to two girls and a personal trainer. I have always led a healthy lifestyle and never had any major health issues. Well at least I didn’t think I did.

Half way through 2014 I noticed I was getting frequent mild cramping in my lower abdomen. I had not long completed my first half marathon so I thought all the running may have made my stomach a little sensitive. I tried eliminating foods over the next few months but this did not make a difference. In fact, the cramping kept getting worse and more frequent, to the point I was doubled over on the toilet. In May last year I noticed some blood and I knew something wasn’t right.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
18
Mar
2016
I'm Maria and this is my bowel cancer story - so far!
 
As a 65 year old retiree, I’m very physically active and have lived a reasonably healthy lifestyle. I'm a keen walker, gardener and needle worker.

I have always kept up with regular pap smears, mammograms, bowel scans, physical check-ups and thought I was in good physical condition except for slightly bloated tummy.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
12
May
2015

In a world-first, researchers have shown that bowel cancer patients carrying a specific genetic variant have poorer survival rates, especially during stage 4 of the disease.

Researchers from Cardiff University's School of Medicine analysed over 7,600 patients with bowel cancer from 14 different centres across the UK and the US.
 
They found that a variant in the CDH1 (encoding E-cadherin) gene was strongly linked to a decrease in life expectancy of around four months in the advanced stage of the disease.
Published in Latest News
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