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Early cancer diagnosis may have saved Evesham mum’s life

Evesham Editorial 23rd Jun, 2017 Updated: 23rd Jun, 2017   0

AN EVESHAM mum has praised a junior doctor who ‘probably’ saved her life with an early cancer diagnosis.

Adele Jones, 39, walked out of hospital on the road to recovery just one month after being told she had bowel cancer.

In August last year Adele started suffering from severe stomach pains. She went to her doctor’s surgery where a junior doctor arranged blood tests which highlighted a vitamin deficiency.

However, the stabbing pain in her side continued and Adele became extremely tired, which she had put down to looking after two sons, five-year-old William and one-year-old Finlay.

A scan of her liver and gall bladder revealed tiny stones and Adele was referred to a consultant in October last year who suspected irritable bowel syndrome – but sent her for further tests as a precaution.

Following a further scan Adele and her husband, Lee, who run their own flooring business in Evesham, were told her consultant was 85 per cent sure she had bowel cancer.

“I didn’t think too much about it until we were taken into a side-room and a nurse asked me if I had young children,” Adele said.

“That is when it hit me. I felt like I was watching somebody else in a movie. The treatment at Warwick Hospital was amazing. The NHS definitely delivered for me.

“I walked out of hospital one month almost to the hour after I was told I had cancer. I just wanted to get home and see my boys.

“I believe the junior doctor I saw initially probably saved my life, knowing how important it is to get an early diagnosis for cancer.

Adele is celebrating her recovery and remembering others who were not so lucky by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy in Worcester with some childhood friends.

“I’m determined to do all I can in the fight against cancer,” she added.

“That’s why I am taking part and I hope other women will take part in Race for Life or Pretty Muddy. No matter how much money is raised, it’ll help to fund crucial research.”

To enter Race for Life Pretty Muddy visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.



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