“I had irregular bowel movements and some blood in my stools. It was just before Christmas, so the party season was underway and at first I thought it might have been from overindulging. I did the (bowel cancer screening) test and sent it in. My GP called me in and said I needed to have a colonoscopy. I booked in straight away to have it done. While I was in recovery, I was told they had found a tumour and they thought it was cancerous,” Scott said.
The 50-year-old said although receiving a stage 3 bowel cancer diagnosis was a shock, he was determined to stay strong and fight the disease for his wife and two young daughters.
“I’m pretty laid back. I try not to dwell on the negatives. This cancer diagnosis is just a bump in the road. Life is like a rollercoaster and you have to go with the flow. I figure if I don’t worry, they won’t worry. I have faith in modern medicine and the teams know what they are doing. My experience at Icon Toowoomba has been great. They explain things well and they are very professional in what they do,” Scott said.