MESSAGE FROM MIGGY…
Bowel Cancer: Are you looking out for the symptoms?
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer but the second biggest cancer killer. Around 110 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every day, that’s someone every 15 minutes.
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, with a national campaign targeted at raising awareness of the disease and those who are affected by it. As such I wanted to make as many people as possible take notice.
Lifting the taboo on bowel cancer
Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer or colon cancer, is any cancer that affects the colon (large bowel) and rectum (back passage). It usually grows very slowly over a period of up to ten years before it starts to spread and affect other parts of the body.
Most bowel cancers start as benign, innocent growths called polyps that look like small spots or cherries on stalks, and most do not produce symptoms. However, one type of polyp, an adenoma, can become cancerous (malignant).
If you have any unusual signs or symptoms, however subtle, don’t put it off. Get medical advice as soon as possible and let’s start beating this disease.
Read it, inwardly digest it and please spread the word. It is very much a curable cancer when caught in the early stages, however it is recognised that doctors struggle to read the warning signs in the under 50s and so a new process has been developed to help.
Please, please, please take note, if not for yourself, then for a family member, friend colleague, or the man on the street. I really don’t mind as long as we
get the message out there.
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Love Miggy xxx