We went through five extremely painful years.
They were especially hard for my strong, brave and beautiful mother.
She was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer and it was very aggressive.
I was 34 when I was diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer.
I had been experiencing some abdominal bloating for only a week or so, and went to see my GP.
As I had been travelling I was prescribed antibiotics to rule out an infection, but after a week I still had symptoms.