Sunday, 17 December 2017

39 and fit but nearly died from bowel cancer

A MAN who survived bowel cancer is urging other people to have a check-up.

Toby Fletcher, 40, of Church Street, Henley, was diagnosed in November 2012 and given a 50 per cent chance of survival following surgery to remove his colon.

He said: “It knocked me for six because I look after myself and eat a healthy balanced diet and don’t drink too much. I did all the right things and so I was just in disbelief.”

Now he is supporting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Mr Fletcher, who is married with two young children, first realised something was wrong while on one of his regular long-distance runs in the countryside around Henley.

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