'My advice is if you’re worried about your symptoms, even if they seem minor, see your GP'.
Anne is a GP, mother and she was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 34-years-old.
We’re all working to make sure that bowel cancer is something Kiwis can talk about.
If you’re concerned about your doctor’s diagnosis, keep going back or get a second opinion.
In the last 20 years, no new drugs have been approved in New Zealand specifically for bowel cancer.
Only 10% of bowel cancer is inherited, so the way you live does have an impact.
Paddy describes bowel cancer symptoms and urges us to see our GP to discuss such symptoms.