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Young mum with deadly bowel cancer shares horror symptoms to raise awareness

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Stage 4 bowel cancer in the fight between two young mothers asked Australians to undergo regular examinations and be aware of irregular bowel habits. The disease is currently the largest murderer of adults between the ages of 25 and 44.

Jema Falkhar, who lives in Sydney with her family, was only 35 years old when she was diagnosed with terminal illness in April 2020.

It was followed by months of unexplained defecation and vomiting, and a gathering of doctors’ visits, followed by a prognosis of tummy bugs and parasites, spurring a push to the truth of Jema.

After “mother of all surgery” and chemotherapy to kill the cancer, it now spreads to her lungs and comes a five-year mark leaving the young mother with a 14 percent chance of survival. There are already two.

Forty Australians are diagnosed with the disease daily and 101 die weekly-increasing young victims.

Overall bowel cancer is Australia’s second most deadly cancer.

Associate Professor Graham Newstead, Director of Bowel Cancer Australia, said: About monitoring your stool blood, sudden weight loss and changes in bowel habits on Wednesday.

“Our bowel movements are made up of bacteria, waste products, and dead cells. All cells on the inner wall of the intestine are removed as waste products and new cells are used instead. This must happen. For example, the cell divides, then the cell divides, forming small mushrooms, or polyps, as well, “he explained.

Jema Falkhar, who lives in Sydney with her family, was only 35 years old when she was diagnosed with terminal illness in April 2020.

Jema Falkhar, who lives in Sydney with her family, was only 35 years old when she was diagnosed with terminal illness in April 2020.

After

After “mother of all surgery” and chemotherapy to kill the cancer, it now spreads to her lungs and comes a five-year mark leaving the young mother with a 14 percent chance of survival.There are already two

“They are very common and most do not get cancer, but virtually all bowel cancers come from these polyps, so if you can find them and get rid of them, that person will have that cancer. You can prevent it from getting caught.

“When I was a medical student, I didn’t see it in young people, but I was 60 and 70 years old, but now 1 in 10 people under the age of 50 have colorectal cancer. increase.”

Jema was enjoying pizza on Friday night, January 2020, when she started to notice something was wrong.

“A few hours after eating it, my tummy was out of control and rumbling. At 2:00 am in the morning, I had to empty my intestines and at the same time started vomiting violently. Pizza I vomited until I got out of my body, “she told FEMAIL.

In March after a particular supper, the same thing happened again, and Jema admitted that she felt “completely normal” after the trial, but she knew something was wrong. I did.

“I contacted a local doctor to make an appointment. I advised him about my symptoms, and he has nothing to worry about it being just a tummy bug. I just said, “she explained.

In March after a particular supper, the same thing happened again, and Jema admitted that she felt

In March after a particular supper, the same thing happened again, and Jema admitted that she felt “completely normal” after the trial, but she knew it wasn’t normal. rice field

Symptoms of intestinal cancer

-Changes in bowel habits with diarrhea, constipation, or incomplete bowel movements

-Light or loose bowel movements

-Blood or mucus in the stool

-Abdominal pain, bloating, cramps

-Anal or rectal pain

-Anal or rectal lump

-Unknown weight loss

– Malaise

-Unknown anemia

“I wasn’t happy and asked for a complete blood test and some referrals. At this point, months had passed between each episode. Referrals to gastroenterologists and allergists. requested.

“I made an appointment as soon as I was referred. An allergy expert showed that I didn’t have allergies, and a gastroenterologist showed that I was likely to have digestive problems. So I took some herbs for this.

Experts also sent gema for more blood tests and requested stool samples.

‘The sample is back without any additional information. A few weeks after the test, my stomach made a very loud rumbling, sometimes a little cramped, and quite full. This lasted about two weeks.

“At this point, I called my local family doctor and asked if my results were back. He simply said, they all look good, although some things are rising. Then just talk to a gastroenterologist. Then I called her and advised her about my new symptoms-she showed that it could be constipation, so for that. Gave me medicine.

On April 23, Jema went for a walk with a friend and her stomach began to cramp again. At night, the cramps became intense, her appetite was lost, and she began to vomit violently.

“In the next hour, doctors advised that they need to go to the hospital right away because of intestinal cancer and intestinal obstruction,” Gemma said, saying that doctors ultimately have something serious. I explained the moment when I noticed.

Peritoneal resection is sometimes referred to as the

Peritoneal resection is sometimes referred to as the “mother of all surgery.” This is because the doctor cuts off the middle of the patient, removes certain cancer-rich organs, and applies “warm chemotherapy” to the abdomen.

“I called the gastroenterologist first the next morning,” she said.

“After talking to her, she immediately asked me for more blood, did a CT scan, and asked me to take antibiotics if there were any parasites. I immediately did a CT scan. I made a reservation and had a blood test within the next hour.

Within an hour, a doctor called Jema explained that he had detected intestinal cancer and intestinal obstruction and needed to go to the hospital immediately.

“I was shocked and distrusted. I woke up on April 25 and was lucky to the operating room after a restless night and after the surgery was on hold and I couldn’t eat or drink anything. I shed tears and was very afraid of the unknown. “

After emergency surgery, Jema was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer, but as soon as she started chemotherapy, doctors noticed that the cancer had spread to the ovaries and soon moved to stage 4.

After emergency surgery, Jema was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer, but as soon as she started chemotherapy, doctors noticed that the cancer had spread to the ovaries and soon moved to stage 4.

After emergency surgery, Jema was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer, but as soon as she started chemotherapy, doctors noticed that the cancer had spread to the ovaries and soon moved to stage 4.

“After that, I was planning to change my treatment plan more aggressively, receive intensive chemotherapy, and combine peritoneal resection with HIPEC to get rid of much,” she said.

Peritoneal resection is sometimes referred to as the “mother of all surgery.” This is because the doctor cuts off the middle of the patient, removes certain cancer-rich organs, and applies “warm chemotherapy” to the abdomen.

“Since we had surgery to remove 20 cm of the peritoneum, omentum, appendix, and intestine, and a total hysterectomy, we also removed the uterus, ducts, cervix, and both ovaries. Of course, warm chemotherapy.

“I mentioned … do I have a navel too?”

Jema woke up nine hours after surgery in the ICU and was able to withstand four days of pain with four drains from the stomach and epidural.

She couldn’t walk until the third day, taking a “step” and couldn’t eat or drink herself.

Jema woke up nine hours after surgery in the ICU and was able to withstand four days of pain with four drains from the stomach and epidural.

Jema woke up nine hours after surgery in the ICU and was able to withstand four days of pain with four drains from the stomach and epidural.

“I stayed in the ICU for 5 days and then moved to the ward for 2 weeks. This had its own challenges as no one could visit for 1 hour Covid except my husband. I was surrounded by people, surrounded by people with other illnesses, and was very ill, “she said.

“I also found out that I have a very aggressive mutation. It’s about 10% of people have it. It’s called BRAFv600e, which means they can move quickly (” Like your feet are on the accelerator).

“I had been doing surveillance scans for about 11 months and now I have some nodules in my lungs that are being treated with targeted medications.”

According to Bowel Cancer Australia, patients diagnosed with stage 4 have a survival rate of 14%.

“I try not to look at the stats and I believe there is a great team of medical professionals around me and I will continue to do so,” Jema said.

According to Bowel Cancer Australia, patients diagnosed with stage 4 have a survival rate of 14%.

According to Bowel Cancer Australia, patients diagnosed with stage 4 have a survival rate of 14%.

“The purpose of this is to tell you what I learned about Resilience, knowing your body and being your own advocate, that is, my story about the traits you can use in your daily life. I’m passionate about raising awareness, but to do that, I need to be educated and tell a story, “she said.

“Colorectal cancer does not discriminate. This is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in people aged 25-44 years, and no one talks about it.

“It is caught too often late and hinders early intervention. There is a lack of education and awareness about it. We need to be our own advocates and feel something is wrong. If so, that’s probably not the case.

Jema uses her online journal @havingthegutstodealwithbadsh * t To help others diagnosed with cancer maintain positiveness and prospects.

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