Bart’s is an encouraging story of the benefits of acting on the first signs of bowel cancer. Bart has since been diagnosed with Lynch’s Syndrome.
With the wealth of 20 years expertise in general practice Paddy describes bowel cancer symptoms and urges us to see our GP to discuss such symptoms without fear or embarrassment.
At just 37 years old, Ian was diagnosed with bowel cancer having been symptomatic for 12 months before being diagnosed. Ian shares his surgery and chemotherapy experiences and encourages others to seek help early from their GP if they have any of the symptoms of bowel cancer.
67 year old Ron was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 50 and had no symptoms despite a family history. Ron shares his story of diagnosis and recovery.
Diagnosed at 45, Nadine tells her story of the events and decision making which shaped her bowel cancer experience and stresses the importance of sharing.Bart’s is an encouraging story of the benefits of acting on the first signs of bowel cancer. Bart has since been diagnosed with Lynch’s Syndrome.
I didn’t expect this. The year before had been horrendous, family deaths, Hubby’s hip replacement failing, medical misadventure they said, and his many hospital trips. I remember thinking on New year’s eve, next year can only get better. Wow was I wrong. I knew the frequency of my bowel motions had increased, slowly, over time. [...]
It was around February 2010 that I became conscious of my symptoms. I was living with my partner, Yoshi in the States studying towards a MA in Geography. I remember going on a mountain bike ride and experiencing periodic severe lower abdominal pain. As time progressed this pain would become more frequent. Most nights when [...]
I have always endeavoured to look after myself by keeping fit and watching my diet. I have never smoked, mainly because I couldn’t get the hang of it and had only drunk alcohol moderately so I had nothing to worry about. It was back in 2006 and I was feeling incredibly tired. I work in [...]
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One week after her 26th birthday, Natalie Reynolds was diagnosed with stage two bowel cancer. She was a mother to 15 month old Isobel and the diagnosis took her and her partner Pete Strong by total surprise. Natalie is a strong believer that the lack of conversation in New Zealand around normal bowel habits is [...]