You might think that a diagnosis of bowel cancer is bad luck. In my case it certainly seemed that way. Just fifty, fit, healthy, a vegetarian and no family history of any cancer, it certainly seemed that bad luck had played a hand in it.
But really, my battle with bowel cancer is story of good luck.
I'm lucky, despite the cancer having advanced to stage 3 by the time of diagnosis, advancements in treatment means I have a 75% chance of surviving this disease.