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09
Jun
2010

Unlike many people, I had severe symptoms for some time before I got my diagnosis. For four weeks during the time of seeing my doctor and being diagnosed I had very bad stomach pains and was completely unable to eat. 

My condition continued to deteriorate all the time – the stomach pain came and went, becoming sharper and more intense as time passed, and I was generally very sick. By the end of this 4 week period, I was unable to walk.
 
During this time I saw four GPs, each of whom had a different opinion about what was wrong with me and even when I was eventually hospitalised the bowel cancer wasn’t picked up.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
09
Jun
2010

Who would have thought that giving blood could lead to a diagnosis of bowel cancer?  I certainly never did.  In early 2009, I went along to my local blood bank to make a donation and was told I was anaemic. 

I saw my GP who is, thankfully, very proactive and sent me for a range of tests to identify the cause of the anaemia.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
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