Rachel Bown, now 47, was unaware of the symptoms of bowel cancer and found it difficult to get a diagnosis from a doctor.
It wasn't until her third visit- almost a year later after she first experienced symptoms- that she was diagnosed by a locum doctor who questioned her thoroughly.
She received treatment and is now in remission.
A new report from Bowel Cancer UK has shown that Rachel is not the only one as it revealed a shocking picture of delayed diagnosis, failures in screening, feelings of isolation and loneliness, as well as unmet support needs amongst younger bowel cancer patients.
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