Paul was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer in 2008. He had seen his GP on various occasions with his symptoms but had been dismissed as suffering from haemorrhoids.

Despite his late diagnosis Paul was very lucky and, when finally referred, responded well to treatment and underwent keyhole surgery to remove the tumour.

When recovering from his treatment, he realised that the outcome for him would have been very different had he been diagnosed 10 or 20 years previously.

Paul found Bowel & Cancer Research and was impressed by the research that the charity was supporting. He became a trustee in 2010 and our Chair of Trustees in 2015. He is a passionate advocate for investment in research and in 2018 will be leading a team of cyclists from John O’Groats to Land’s End to celebrate his 10th year being cancer free and raise funds for Bowel & Cancer Research.

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