I am 38 and currently fighting Stage IV bowel cancer.

My husband’s name is Greg and we have four children, Piper (7), Matilda (6), Violet (4) and Isaac (2). I struggled for 20 months for a diagnosis before eventually learning I had late stage bowel cancer.

My GP told me I was too young and didn’t fit the profile for the disease, therefore didn’t need a colonoscopy.

At 18 weeks pregnant I saw a bowel surgeon, who considered my symptoms to be pregnancy related.

My fight is ongoing, with my final round of chemo about to start. I urge you to ensure your GP knows that bowel cancer is not just an old person’s disease.

Sadly Antoinette lost her battle with bowel cancer. Our thoughts are always with her family and friends.