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Metastatic bowel cancer: ‘I put my fatigue down to having small kids and my bloating to lockdown weight gain’

After initially dismissing symptoms, Jane McCoy decided to get herself checked out. Tests revealed bowel cancer that had spread. She shares how living with cancer has taught her to treasure each moment

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Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy is focusing on living life to the full with her family. Photo: Lynn Nalty/SquareBalloon

Jane McCoy is focusing on living life to the full with her family. Photo: Lynn Nalty/SquareBalloon

Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jane McCoy (pictured with her four-year-old son) is living with metastatic cancer. Photo: Lynn Nalty/SquareBalloon

Jane McCoy (pictured with her four-year-old son) is living with metastatic cancer. Photo: Lynn Nalty/SquareBalloon

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Jane McCoy who is living with bowel cancer pictured at her home in Wicklow town. Photo: Steve Humphreys

As every busy mother knows, tiredness is a factor of everyday life and when looking after everyone else’s needs before your own, weight gain can also be attributed to having no time to exercise.

But when these two symptoms were also accompanied by loss of appetite and stomach pains, Jane McCoy began to think that perhaps something else was amiss. She made an appointment to see her GP, and following an admission to hospital, was devastated to learn that her symptoms were due to something a lot more serious.


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