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The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

27 January 2020
The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

27 January 2020

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes a column for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer as a 40-year-old married mother of two.


Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

08 December 2019
Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

08 December 2019

'The five months of prodding, poking and waiting for results was far worse than the actual diagnosis'


Learning to live with those post scan day worries

21 October 2019
Learning to live with those post scan day worries

Learning to live with those post scan day worries

21 October 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, a 40-year-old mother of two from Elsenham, writes about living with stage 4 cancer


Busting some chemo myths: I kept my hair, didn't have my head down the loo and looked well

06 October 2019
Busting some chemo myths: I kept my hair, didn't have my head down the loo and looked well

Busting some chemo myths: I kept my hair, didn't have my head down the loo and looked well

06 October 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes for the Indie as a 40-year-old married mum living with stage 4 cancer


The normality of going back to work is just the job

22 September 2019
The normality of going back to work is just the job

The normality of going back to work is just the job

22 September 2019

Elsenham mother-of-two Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer


I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

08 September 2019
I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

08 September 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes about living with stage 4 cancer as a 40-year-old mother of two – and reflects on the passing of another summer


Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

26 August 2019
Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

26 August 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, reflects on her summer holiday in the sun – including a little kick in the stomach from her cancer


'If I can get both my children to adulthood before cancer kills me, that would be an achievement'

12 August 2019
'If I can get both my children to adulthood before cancer kills me, that would be an achievement'

'If I can get both my children to adulthood before cancer kills me, that would be an achievement'

12 August 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, a 40-year-old mother of two from Elsenham, writes for the Indie every fortnight about living with stage 4 cancer


The Stortford bar incident that made me angry on behalf of everyone with an invisible disability

04 August 2019
The Stortford bar incident that made me angry on behalf of everyone with an invisible disability

The Stortford bar incident that made me angry on behalf of everyone with an invisible disability

04 August 2019

'The security guard... had taken one look at me and decided I was not disabled'


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