Television presenter, Jenny-May Clarkson lost her brother to bowel cancer at just 54 years of age – so she knows first hand how important it is to seek help early.
Jenny-May’s brother had many of the classic bowel cancer symptoms – he was tired all the time, had a sore back and stomach pains. By the time he was diagnosed, it was already very advanced and he spent two years undergoing different treatments before finally succumbing to the disease.
Understandably, Jenny-May is passionate about encouraging New Zealanders to seek help. “Bowel cancer has a ripple effect on everyone who is close to you. So if you have any symptoms, get them checked early – for their sake.”