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So far Rebekah Heal has created 7 blog entries.

Renee’s Story

In April 2016 I underwent surgery to remove a tumour from my bowel.  I was 38 years old and had no symptoms, other than an episode of pain in my lower left abdominal/pelvic area.  Bowel cancer was something that was not on my radar.   After a visit to my GP, in February 2016, I [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Renee’s Story

Stefan Corbett

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 47.  It was a bit of a shock – I was very healthy and thought I was basically bulletproof.  Four surgeries and 8 rounds of chemotherapy later I am happy to be cancer free and getting on with my life. Bowel cancer often goes undetected for some [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Ambassadors|Comments Off on Stefan Corbett

Peter’s Story

My name is Peter Death – I was born and bred in Taranaki. I am now 62 and 2 years ago faced redundancy after 22 years in my role. That same year my mother (who was 94) died. I have recently been diagnosed with a Mitochondrial Myopathy (CPEO) and the only symptom before my bowel [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Peter’s Story

Suzanne Roger’s

Kia Ora my name is Suzanne and I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in October 2006 when I was 46.  They say hindsight is a great thing and that is true.  I now realise I was showing signs something was not right back in January 06.  I realised something was wrong about July 06.  I [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Suzanne Roger’s

Jewel Brown’s story

Hi my name is Jewel Brown and last year at the age of 30 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer. Looking back I had had symptoms of diarrhoea and cramps for about 6-7 years with stomach cramps that were unbearable at times. My doctors diagnosed me with IBS and I was prescribed with [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Jewel Brown’s story

Sarah Lambourne

Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at the age of 38yrs in July 2015.  Fortunately for Sarah, after  12 months of treatment Sarah is now fit and healthy and cancer free. Sarah is now on a mission to help raise awareness of the symptoms, break down the barriers of this embarrassing topic and also [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Ambassadors|Comments Off on Sarah Lambourne

Duncan Heyde

First, of I want to say I couldn’t be more proud to be an ambassador for Bowel Cancer NZ.  My first experience with Bowel Cancer was with my good mate Richard. He was absolutely one of the most amazing dudes I have had the pleasure of knowing..... one of the good ones, the guy that walks into a [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Ambassadors|Comments Off on Duncan Heyde