Bowel Cancer Australia - Advocate
At just 29 Sarah was enjoying life with her young family when she received the unexpected news – you have bowel cancer.
Four words you don't expect to hear when you're young. Yet the reality is each year over 1,000 young Australians do.
Initially putting the symptoms down to the effects of pregnancy, Sarah decided it was time to see her doctor when she experienced more frequent bowel movements and rapid weight loss after her son was born.
"The only reason I'm going to see Angus off to primary school today is because I went and saw my doctor and said 'there's something wrong'."
Being young does not make you immune to bowel cancer. No one knows your body better than you, so listen to it and if something isn't right make an appointment to speak with your doctor ASAP.
Sarah Sutton features in Bowel Cancer Australia: You're Never Too Young Advocacy Campaign..