Tagged: #World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day

04
Oct
2016
Get involved and help make real change happen!
 
As a Bowel Cancer Australia Bowel Care Nurse, I speak to people weekly about a lot of things – some serious, others sad, all private and often personal. I value the opportunity to share what I know about bowel cancer and care with patients and loved ones, during what can be a difficult and lonely time.
 
Another part of my job involves connecting patients and loved ones affected by bowel cancer with others in a similar situation, through our Peer-to-Peer Support Network. The friendships formed as a result of these connections have made a real difference for those who have participated, allowing them the chance to share their personal experience with someone travelling on the same road.
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27
Sep
2016
Today is World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about advanced bowel cancer, also known as metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

Advanced bowel cancer is when the cancer has spread from the bowel to another part of the body, typically the liver or lungs.
 
Up to half of the estimated 15,000 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer each year will have advanced disease at diagnosis or will go on to develop it.
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27
Sep
2016
At just 24, Hollie Fielder was told she had advanced bowel cancer which had spread to her liver, after battling stomach cramps and bloating for 24 months.
 
Doctors had attributed Hollie’s symptoms to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
 
When they discovered the cancer, it was so advanced she was given just a five percent chance of being alive in five years.
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