Pippa: surviving stage III bowel cancer

Pippa Woodward-Smith was just 33 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer. Now fit and healthy, she urges others not to ignore the symptoms – whatever their age. Read more

Keighley: sharing my dad's story

Stephen Fagg died a year after his bowel cancer diagnosis, leaving his loved ones with bitter-sweet memories of the dad they cherished. Read more

Rebekah: living with IBS

Rebekah shares her story of her experiences since being diagnosed with IBS. Read more

Angela: the gutsy nana

Mum of six Angela was recovering from heart surgery when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Read more

Steve: bowel screening test saved my life

Steve received a bowel cancer test in the post but wasn’t too worried - after all, he’d had no suspicious symptoms... Read more

Juliette: surviving bowel cancer

Juliette Cutting was shocked to be told, at the age of 45, that she had bowel cancer. She thought that only happened to older people with a history of bowel disease. Read more

Andrew: beating faecal urgency

Andy's life was ruled by the curse of faecal urgency. Now, after a Sacral Nerve Stimulation implant, he is a new person. Read more

Rachel: I’m Rachel with two stomas – let’s rock it!

She has two stomas. But that hasn’t stopped Rachel Jury from living to the fullest. Read more

Catherine: bowel cancer survivor

Catherine's father passed away after battling bowel cancer, so when she had symptoms, she recognised them. Read more

Lucy: I wish there was a cure for IBS

Lucy was diagnosed with IBS and diverticulitis 8 years ago. But it hasn't got any easier to manage. Read more

Mags: Bladder cancer led to a one-year ordeal

When Mags Turrell discovered for blood when she went to the loo, she didn't wait for other symptoms, she went straight to her GP. Read more

Paul: living proof that we can beat this disease

In 2008 Paul was diagnosed with bowel cancer, now fully recovered, he's passionate about supporting research to help others. Read more

Sharon: surviving bowel cancer

When Sharon Burton suddenly developed chronic stomach pains, she was told it was gastric flu. Read more

Rebecca: surviving bowel cancer

Rebecca Holden was 33 when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. But for six months her chronic stomach pains were thought to be a result of her pregnancy. Read more

Rachel: surviving stage IV bowel cancer

Rachel Bown was a 45-year-old marketing director and a single mum when she was diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer. Read more

Patsy: overcoming faecal incontinence

For two years, faecal incontinence made Patsy Collis’ life a misery. Read more

Abi: living with IBS

Abi developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome in her teens. She is determined to see an end to the “loo taboo”. Read more

Barry: determined to beat Crohn's disease

At the age of 28 Barry had the world at his feet. Within months he was lying in a hospital bed “praying to see tomorrow”. Read more

Carol: tackling bowel cancer

Before her diagnosis Carol could only eat ice cream, jelly and Oxo cubes. Read more

Dee: surviving rectal cancer

Returning home from honeymoon at the age of 29 Dee was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Read more

Emma: living with a prolapsed bowel

For 10 years Emma suffered with constipation, bloating, swelling and crippling stomach pains for which there was no apparent cure. Read more

Ged: overcoming severe pelvic trauma

Ged almost lost his life in a motorbike accident and was left with severe and traumatic damage to his bowel and pelvis. Read more

Ian: overcoming faecal incontinence

From a very early age Ian was made to sit on the loo immediately after breakfast and not allowed out of the house until he’d “been”. Read more

Julia: living with ulcerative colitis

Julia was forging a career as an architect when a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis changed her life. Read more