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Each week a new person curates & shares their NHS story. Beth, I'm being treated for bowel cancer & work with charities like .
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Neil Walsh - UN 19h
I had all of these symptoms - sometimes individually, sometimes together. Learn from my mistakes. Save your own life. Look in the loo.
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@NHS / Beth 14h
I'll use that hash tag on another post...!
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@NHS / Beth 14h
Something I was tested for when I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer was Lynch Syndrome, I don't have it but if I had it would have had implications for my family as it puts you at higher risk of developing Bowel Cancer & some other other cancers. More info:
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@NHS / Beth 15h
A little fresh air and a visit to my therapist.... Yes, that's my pony 😉.... Add in some sunshine and Easter Monday and turned out to be just fine! Love this view.....
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@NHS / Beth 17h
Replying to @allybrady21
I had lung surgery at the Royal Brompton last year and am currently cancer free, just doing some chemo to keep it that way for as long as possible. Best wishes to your sister, hope she gets her surgery soon.
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@NHS / Beth 19h
I've been asked about symptoms so the key ones to look out for with Bowel Cancer are: -bleeding from bottom/blood in poo -unexplained tiredness -unexplained weightloss -change in Bowel habits lasting 3 weeks or more -pain/lump in tummy More info here:
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@NHS / Beth 20h
Most Bowel Cancers develop from polyps, my doctors think I may have a serated polyposis syndrome which was only discovered after diagnosis. More information about polyps can be found here
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@NHS / Beth 20h
There has been a recent rise in young onset colorectal /Bowel Cancer which is something that researchers are looking into to better understand the risk factors in younger people to help improve diagnosis
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@NHS / Beth 21h
The screening age is in the process of being lowered to 50 in England
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@NHS / Beth 21h
Well the sun is out and a friend has popped over to say hello! A little fresh air and natural vitamin D in the garden has perked me up no end...
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@NHS / Beth 21h
Being younger I found that cancer wasn't really considered until I ended up in A&E and even then they were surprised to find a polyp let alone cancer.
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@NHS / Beth 21h
It took a little while for me to go to my GP, but when I did unfortunately my GP didn't consider cancer and I ended up in A&E before being diagnosed which is quite common for younger people.
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@NHS / Beth 23h
What does stage 4 Bowel Cancer look like a lovely sunny morning? On chemo at the moment so tired and still laying in bed, oh and nursing a cold sore! Working on gathering energy to get up and do something with the kids.
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@NHS / Beth 23h
Replying to @HellieHare
Morning Hellie, I experienced bleeding from my bottom and a change in Bowel habits, I had diarrhoea and constipation with constipation becoming more common, I also often felt as though I hadn't fully emptied my bowels. I has mucus on wiping & discomfort similar to trapped wind.
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@NHS / Beth 23h
Your large Bowel is part of your digestive system, this diagram shows where in your body your large Bowel is, where Bowel Cancer also known as colorectal Cancer starts
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@NHS / Beth 23h
What is Bowel Cancer? It's Cancer that starts in the large intestine- colon and rectum. It is the 4th most common cancer in the UK and the 2nd biggest cancer killer. It mainly affects people over 50 but can affect anyone of any age, I was 37 @ diagnosis.
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@NHS / Beth 24h
Good morning and Happy Easter Monday! Thank you for the warm welcomes I have already received. I am so looking forward to sharing my story and telling you about life with stage 4 Bowel Cancer. Please feel free to ask me questions 😁.
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@NHS / Beth 24h
Beth, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 37. I work with charities like who have offered me support. I love horses & reading. I can’t wait to tell you my story!
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@NHS / Beth Apr 21
Each week a new person curates and shares their NHS story. Next up is Beth. Everyone give Beth a warm welcome.
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@NHS / Beth Apr 19
Before signing off I want to say a huge THANK YOU for being so kind & welcoming!! I’ve loved sharing my week & I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing what me & the team do My usually twitter account is so keep in touch! 💖👋🏼
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