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Sharon Osborne publicises bowel cancer symptoms

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Sharon Osborne is supporting a bowel cancer awareness campaign to encourage people to see their doctor if they see blood in their faeces.

The bowel cancer campaign has been launched as a Department of Health survey conducted by TNS revealed that a third of the population are embarrassed to talk to their GP about their faeces.

People are being encouraged by the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ intiative to see their doctor if they have blood in their stools or looser stools for three weeks or more.

As well as raising awareness about bowel cancer symptoms the adverts also aim to make it easier for people to discuss the issue with their GP.

“No one likes thinking about cancer, or talking about their poo. But the plain fact is no one dies of embarrassment, they can die of cancer if they don’t get an early diagnosis,” said care services minister Paul Burstow.

“Early diagnosis makes a huge difference to your chance of survival. That’s why we are building on the success of our recent national campaign which led to more people getting checked out by their GP.”

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  • tinkerbell

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlighthealth/2003-11-14-spothlth-osbourne-_x.htm

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  • tinkerbell

    yes but even so
    it's good to know
    i'm off to see one myself tomorrow
    and hopefully there's a light at the end of
    the colonoscopy

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  • 'Light at the end of the colonoscopy'
    Tinkerbell, you have surpassd yourself.

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  • tinkerbell

    had a signoidoscopy today. Consultant said he didn't think i could tolerate a colonoscopy (after my hand started lifting into the air when he blew the air up my ass). Don't know why but just a 'call for help, distress signal' probably. Anyhow, said he will refer me for a barium meal and ultrasound, couldn't get away fast enough, but he seemed a lovely man and kept telling me to 'hold on a minute' as i reached for the exit.

    Although i was a nervous wreck i would advise anyone to get themselves checked out if they have concerns and a signoidoscopy for even such a wuss as myself was not as bad as i thought it would be, even though i wasn't expecting (that) any investigations on this particular appointment, i'm relieved i've had it done and that as far as he can 'see' there is 'nothing obvious'.

    I think i would have felt much calmer if i had actually seen the instruments he was going to use beforehand, but that's just me, some people might be more freaked out, but i would prefer to see what someone is inserting into my botty beforehand.

    I went back to work as trying to 'fit it all in'
    during my break, but was too emotional to stay there and it all ended in carthartic tears.

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  • tinkerbell

    Anyway when i went back to work, the IT man had come to fix my work computer and told me some hilarious (I think jokes) and here they are

    I was so ugly as a baby my parents fed me from a catapult.

    I was so ugly when i was born the midwife slapped my mother.

    A bomb of alphabetti spaghetti was deactivated at a local hospital, if it had gone off it would have spelt 'disaster'.

    I have 2 left feet, when i go on holiday i have to buy 'flip flips'.

    More where they came from when the IT man returns. He couldn't fix my problem but he did give me a good laugh.

    I went back onto the ward to tell the others but they said he had already been there and told them. Bugger!

    Anyway told him i would post them on site for him. Spread the happiness.

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