Laetitia (31yrs) is a healthy and active young lady. She was feeling tired and had occasional stomach discomfort. Her GP diagnosed low iron, but as a precaution, she was referred to a Gastroenterologist for follow up.
Polyps were removed during her colonoscopy and the biopsy revealed it was bowel cancer.
Fortunately for Laetitia, the cancer was caught early and could be removed. After surgery, she did need chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Laetitia will be having regular checkups, but is thankful the bowel cancer was removed before it became life threatening.
Remember, bowel cancer can be prevented if caught early. It affects men and women equally, and even younger people like Laetitia.