“If you have severe abdominal pains, like I did, or a lump on your breast, go see a doctor.
“Early detection saves lives,” she says. “Life is a gift. Don’t take it for granted.”
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, which is why it’s important to recognise symptoms and take up bowel cancer screening.
Bowel cancer symptoms
The symptoms of bowel cancer can be subtle and don’t necessarily make you feel ill, according to the NHS.