The Bourne Diagnosis – Nicola B & the Big C

Cancer & Me

I posted this article 2 years ago today and it is still one of my most read… My experience getting diagnosed with colorectal cancer and beyond…

Nicola Bourne

I knew that I had cancer.  I had a strong inner feeling and I knew.  I was experiencing textbook symptoms and had a basic knowledge based on a strong family history – my mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandfather all died from Bowel Cancer at ‘young’ ages.  Even so, getting diagnosed was not as easy as it should have been.

I had been getting rectal bleeding on and off, probably since 2006.  Over the years I had visited various GPs but they always said the same, that I was too young to have  Bowel Cancer, it was probably a small internal cut and if the bleeding went,  there was nothing to worry about.  The bleeding would stop so as far as the GPs were concerned, that was that.  I now know that the bleeding was probably polyps in the colon, which can bleed intermittently and it is these polyps that grow into cancerous…

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2 thoughts on “The Bourne Diagnosis – Nicola B & the Big C

  1. Not sure it’s appropriate to “like” the post but I don’t have any buttons to press and say “thank you for sharing your deeply personal experiences with us”. Maybe something WordPress is missing? Seriously, I have read your posts on blogging and love hearing your thoughts. I’m now going to have a look at your posts about living with cancer ahead of the 2nd edition of your book. Can’t wait to download it when it comes out. Keep up the good work x

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