742483646669721 Donna recalls "it was such a dark time but I just remember thinking. . . I so want to be a grandmother. I so need to be here for my boys.” - The Bottom Line Podcast

Episode 11

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25th Jun 2021

Donna recalls "it was such a dark time but I just remember thinking. . . I so want to be a grandmother. I so need to be here for my boys.”

Donna Hope was juggling life as a State MP when she was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer in 2013.  On this episode she talks with Stephanie about how she navigated her cancer diagnosis in a busy high-profile position. 

Now a passionate advocate for raising awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer she discusses the importance of knowing your symptoms and family history, speaking with your GP and being a champion for your own health.

Donna talks honestly about how delaying her diagnosis put her life at risk  and how she now looks at each birthday as a privilege. In an honest and warm chat Donna discusses how her four boys helped her stay positive and how she tries not to sweat the small stuff.

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The Bottom Line Podcast
An award winning podcast hosted by bowel cancer survivor, Stephanie Bansemer-Brown, is a monthly chat sharing stories and lived-experiences. Hearing from those living with or beyond bowel cancer, as well as health professionals involved in bowel cancer treatment and care, can be a valuable resource that can encourage and inspire others.

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A 100% community-funded national charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We are committed to championing what matters most to people affected by bowel cancer and determined to have an everlasting impact where no Australian dies from bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.