On the morning of October 8th, 2017, my dear wife lost the battle against Bowel Cancer, just 3-years since her initial diagnosis.
Like many others, Ness displayed little to no noticeable symptoms, and was stage 3 when the tumour was discovered during an unrelated colonoscopy. Stage 3 means there was already spread outside of the bowel, but the cancer had not invaded other organs - yet.
3-years, of treatment, including two major surgeries, various chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and even immunotherapy, twice being declared free from the disease, and it claimed her life at age 46 - still below the magic number of 50 when screening is encouraged.
Bowel Cancer is Australia's 2nd biggest cancer killer, and it does not discriminate. Young, old, male, female - this is a cancer that hits many of any group.
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