“At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. My mum had been diagnosed

“At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. My mum had been diagnosed with the same cancer 10 years earlier, so I thought I knew what to expect. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The difference in how cancer care and treatment has moved on in that decade is phenomenal. I had six months of capecitabine, which I was able to take from home, followed by six weeks of radiotherapy, and then surgery to remove a tumour. A month after surgery, I had my final three months of chemotherapy, finishing on Christmas Eve 2012. Since then, I’ve been cancer free. To get that one year all-clear, was when I felt I could finally start to let go of what I’d been through. I’d like to say a massive thank you to anyone who supports Cancer Research UK. I can’t say enough about what they’ve done to help ensure my outcome, possibly my children’s outcome, and also that of anybody affected by cancer in the future.” Research is saving lives right now. Donate to help more people like Nicola survive: http://po.st/sOM7n3

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  1. I’m glad your free of cancer now. U will probably be feeling the side effects after the rest net like me. I was dianosed last October with cancer similar to u. And have been told I’m free of cancer now still going for check ups though. Good luck!

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