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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]