Our research into both common and rare GI cancers will continue to help patients such as Cara.
Cara Hoofe was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016. She has the inherited condition Lynch syndrome, which means she had an 80% chance of developing bowel cancer and has a higher risk of developing womb and ovarian cancer. She said:
“At 32 years old, I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Like too many young people who find themselves in this situation, my cancer was at an advanced stage when it was diagnosed, almost a year after I first raised my concerns with my GP.
“Over the three years that followed, I faced by far the most difficult physical and mental challenges of my life. I’ve undergone three major surgeries, countless minor procedures and over 20 cycles of chemotherapy.”
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