I was diagnosed with Stage 2b bowel cancer in August 2017, when I went to my doctor feeling extremely tired and seeing blood when I would go to the bathroom. For me I thought this was normal, as I had been previously told I could have Celiac disease and summed it up to being Celiac and I had eaten something with gluten.
Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2017, Julie started hosting charity events in support of Bowel Cancer Australia after being told she was in remission.
“I was diagnosed with bowel cancer January 2017 and had part of my bowel removed the following month. Unfortunately, the cancer had spread outside the colon, therefore needing chemo, and I finished treatment in September 2017.”
Irrewarra-Beeac Football Netball Club’s desire to put bowel cancer in the spotlight gave one of the Bombers’ own a platform to share her story in a bid to help others this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Liz Gore learnt in December that she had bowel cancer, but the mother of three said she was “one of the lucky ones” after regular health checks potentially saved her life.
"Tiger’s diagnosis came about initially from weight loss, lack of energy, bowel habits, and low iron levels. Then further confirmation through blood in stool tests. This led to a request from our GP for an urgent colonoscopy."