Kununurra local, Liza Mann is one of the growing number of young Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer. At just 36-years-old, Liza was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2018.
“I had blood in my faeces. I didn’t think much of it at first and figured it would go away, so I left it for a month or two. Then I started to get stomach cramps and the blood became more frequent, so I went to see the doctor. She sent me for blood tests and a colonoscopy. As soon as my colonoscopy was done, I was told I had a tumour in my lower bowel and they were 99% sure it was cancerous. Bowel cancer had never crossed my mind. I’ve always kept fit and had a healthy diet, so it was a massive shock,” Liza said.