Angus rejoins his Mum, Stephanie, this time as the interviewee
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
3w ago
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer it is hard enough for an adult to comprehend, but for a child it’s even more difficult.  In this episode of The Bottom Line Podcast, Angus rejoins his Mum, Stephanie, this time as the interviewee. He talks us through his experience dealing with her diagnosis. In this frank but heartwarming discussion, Angus talks about the importance of positivity, routine and making the most of each and every day with your loved ones. This episode is a must listen for both children and parents ..read more
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'A well-stocked kitchen makes it so much easier to make nutritious choices and a weekly plan means you are more likely to stick to it,' Teresa explains.
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
1M ago
Overindulged during the festive period? Are you feeling blah? Bowel Care Nutritionist, Teresa talks to Stephanie about starting the new year with a fresh approach and getting back to a healthy lifestyle. 'I don’t mind the odd cheat day, but it’s important to get back on track.' Teresa discusses handy tips and tricks that are easy to implement, so you can recalibrate and kick off the new year with sustainable lifestyle changes ..read more
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'We had a great relationship and she loved speaking to me about footy every time we caught up,' says Chad.
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
2M ago
NRL player, Chad Townsend has been a passionate supporter of Bowel Cancer Australia since his mother-in-law, Gail was diagnosed in 2012. Sadly she passed away from the disease in 2020, but Chad talks with Stephanie about Gail's tenacity and never-give-up attitude that continues to inspire him to live his best life ..read more
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'Racing saved my life,' Michael Sheargold
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
3M ago
For racing driver,  Michael Sheargold, he credits a routinue medical for saving his life and uncovering his bowel cancer diagnosis.  In this episode of The Bottomline Podcast, Michael chats candidly with Stephanie about the importance of understanding your body and acting on symptoms.  Bowel cancer was never on Michael’s radar and the shock diagnosis made him reassess what was important in life. Michael’s candid and frank discussion around keeping a positive mindset and to be an advocate for your own health is a must listen for all Australians.   ..read more
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'I outsource the more difficult areas such as my pyscologist to ensure I don’t burden my husband and family...', says Nina
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
5M ago
In this episode of the Bottomline Podcast, stage 4 bowel cancer patient and advocate, Nina and her husband, Aaron chat about how bowel cancer has impacted their life, both as a patient and a carer. Mid Oct. marks International Carers Week and Nina highlights the importance of recognising your support network and ensuring that they also take time out to look after themselves. 'I outsource the more difficult areas such as my pyscologist to ensure I don’t burden my husband and family, giving us the space to take time out to enjoy each other’s company ..read more
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'I’d jump on the board and all the cancer stuff would leave me ...' says Kieren
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
6M ago
For Kieren life was near perfect.  His snow business was firing in Canada, and he was enjoying the best of both worlds between the snow in Canada and life near the ocean. However his world came crashing down after a stage 4 bowel cancer diagnosis in the heart of the Pandemic in 2020. Kieren has now written a book about his diagnosis and talks candidly to Stephanie on The Bottomline Podcast about how he had wished he had simply done the screening test when it arrived. “I walked past it constantly and made up every excuse I could think of as to why I didn’t need to do the test. My life coul ..read more
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'I went away from Canberra with a happy heart!' Adam – Bowel Cancer Survivor
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
8M ago
In this episode of The Bottomline Podcast Stephanie chats with 3 bowel cancer advocates to discuss Bowel Cancer Australia’s inaugural 'Call on Canberra' event held in June. All deeply passionate about driving impactful change Nina, Adam and Jake share their experiences, the conversations with policymakers around early-onset bowel cancer and their expectations around impactful change to ensure others don’t face the same barriers they have. This deeply emotional and frank conversation is a must listen as they talk about the power of the collective voice, the deep connection with their fellow bow ..read more
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Stephanie says 'I was very scared history would repeat itself.'
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
10M ago
In a special Mother’s Day episode of The Bottom Line Podcast, 14-year old Angus reverses roles and steps in as guest host to interview his Mum, Stephanie. Only two when Stephanie was diagnosed, Angus delves into how his Mum’s stage 3 bowel cancer diagnosis impacted their family.  In a frank and honest conversation, Stephanie shares her fear of facing a similar fate to her mother,  who died from ovarian cancer when she was just 20, and the very real possibility of leaving Angus motherless. Big believers in the power of positivity and the importance of of surrounding yourself with a su ..read more
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Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie says, 'Time to break the taboo around talking POO!
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
11M ago
Colorectal surgeon, Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie explains why we all need to be aware of bowel cancer symptoms, but it's particularly important for young women not to have their symptoms dismissed as 'female issues' or due to pregnancy. Passionate about human centric care, Dr De Lacavalerie explains the importance of advocating for your own health and understanding that persistent symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and anaemia that can’t be explained must be checked. 'We tend to rationalise our symptoms as being something else other than bowel cancer, but any blood is not normal and must ..read more
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Fiona explains, 'Bowel cancer can be life changing . . . there can be a real lack of support following surgery.'
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by Bowel Cancer Australia
11M ago
Bowel Care Nurse Fiona, chats with Stephanie about some of the common questions she is asked across the care continuum, including nutritional advice, side effects of treatment, and support that may be required as patients adjust to a  'new normal'.  With expertise in intensive care, oncology and stomal therapy, Bowel Cancer Australia’s friendly nurses assist patients, family, friends, and concerned members of the community. Described as a 'lifeline' by patients and their loved ones, Bowel Cancer Australia’s telenursing service provides patients with access to care and support nationw ..read more
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