Thank you for your email. We are glad to hear you have been feeling so well, despite your diagnosis.
Each person and how they react to an illness of any kind is usually, we find, quite individual. Some people, such as yourself, feel quite well and find it hard to understand there could be anything wrong. Others may feel unwell or lethargic.
We find also that people react differently to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Each chemotherapy drug has a list of side effects of which you may experience. These side effects can make some people feel quite unwell and tired. Others do not feel the side effects as much and can continue life without too much disruption.
In short, no two journeys are alike.
Should you need any support or advice, please feel free to contact us at Bowel Cancer Australia Nurse Advisers.
You may also be interested to read some of the information available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website including:
• Bowel Cancer: Surgery & Treatment - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=302
•Living with bowel cancer - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=459&Itemid=303
•Bowel cancer: What I Need to Ask - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=325&Itemid=47
Bowel Cancer Australia Nurse Adviser
Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.
If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.
Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.
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