"I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in July 2015 about one month after my 28th birthday. My gastroenterologist found the tumour by accident whilst I was having a colonoscopy to investigate ulcerative colitis – the cancer was stage 3."
"With symptoms including blood and blood clots in my stool, fatigue, nausea, light jaundice and abdominal pain, I visited the emergency room in August 2018 and had to wait for nearly 7 hours."
"The resident medical officer, who didn't even wish to begin to think it could be a possibility of something as serious as cancer, completed minimal observations and turned me away."
"On the outside, I am a normal looking 25-year-old male working as a Mining Engineer in Central Queensland. On the inside, I am full of fantastic but also worrying surprises."
"At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a condition that increases your risk of bowel cancer. But my story is more about recognising what can happen to the human body on the inside, even if you look normal on the outside. No matter what your age or lifestyle."
"Our great friend Marcus always brought out the best in everyone. His encouragement, support and belief in people made everyone be the best they could be. He was a much loved father, husband, teacher, friend and personal trainer. He loved to run his own parkrun along the Elwood foreshore every Saturday morning.