Bowel Babe campaigner Deborah James dies aged 40 after 'touching the nation' amid cancer battle

6/28/2022 11:03:00 PM

Bowel Babe campaigner Deborah James dies aged 40 days after 'touching the nation' amid cancer battle

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Bowel Babe campaigner Deborah James dies aged 40 days after 'touching the nation' amid cancer battle

Bowel Babe campaigner Deborah James dies aged 40 after 'touching the nation' amid cancer battle. Read family's statement here...

Loading the player... WATCH: Dr Amir Khan shares key signs of bowel cancerMORE: Prince William pays surprise visit to Deborah James after Damehood honour"And a few final things from Deborah... 'find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.' (Shared with Deborah’s permission)."

Deborah leaves behind her husband Sebastien Bowen and their two children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12."It's quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease. He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden. It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. He's welcome back any time!"

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Devastating news. 😢💔 Eternal rest sweetheart xx

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June 28, 2022 - 21:00 BST Sharnaz Shahid .Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK (after lung cancer).A plus size influencer has opened up about the struggles of trying on clothes in shops as a larger person – and has called out ‘thin privilege’ in the process.Image source, Getty Images Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has revealed she's free from cancer after eight months of treatment.

Read family's statement here.. Which is why early detection is so important.. READ MORE: Plus size model proudly flaunts rear in undies as she 'maintains size 18 curves' Her honesty with her fans often leads with many women filling the comments relating to her experience – and this time round is no exception. Dame Deborah James, known online as Bowel Babe, has passed away at the age of 40. In her final weeks, the presenter of the BBC podcast You, Me And The Big C raised millions of pounds for research and was made a dame for her “tireless” work improving awareness of the disease. The You, Me And The Big C host died peacefully at her parents' home in Woking, Surrey, surrounded by her family, just weeks after she was made a Dame by the Duke of Cambridge." Adele has spoken openly about her cancer journey, and her stoma, during her treatment.

MORE: Why Prince William was the chosen royal to present Deborah James with her damehood On Instagram, the You, Me And The Big C host's family released a heartbreaking statement which read:"We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. They said: "A few final things from Deborah…’find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. In a series of snaps shared on her Instagram, Megan donned a bright orange blazer with a black top underneath – but couldn’t manage to pull up the size 16 trousers past her thighs. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family." Loading the player.’” While over nine out of ten new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, it can affect anyone of any age, as Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts - aged just 42 - proves.. “I walked into River Island the other day and saw these bright suits and was like HELL YEA.. “Please go and see someone if you’re worried about anything that’s not normal for you,” she wrote on her Instagram post. You're warriors and it's thanks to seeing you being so strong that's kept me going.

WATCH: Dr Amir Khan shares key signs of bowel cancer "Deborah, who many of you will know as Bowelbabe, was an inspiration and we are incredibly proud of her and her work and commitment to charitable campaigning, fundraising and her endless efforts to raise awareness of cancer that touched so many lives," the post read. "Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos and change the conversation around cancer. I don’t want this little horror taking any more of us.” Despite her hopes, unfortunately the largest size of trousers did not fit her. Even in her most challenging moments, her determination to raise money and awareness was inspiring." MORE: Prince William pays surprise visit to Deborah James after Damehood honour READ: Lorraine Kelly sparks huge reaction with heartbreaking new tweet "We thank you for giving us time in private as a family, and we look forward to continuing Deborah’s legacy long into the future through the @bowelbabefund. “It is more common in the over 50s, but it can affect people of all ages. Thank you for playing your part in her journey, you are all incredible," it continued, alongside a picture of Deborah in a white dress posing in front of a gorgeous sunset. “SUCH A SHAME THO I WAS GUTTED. Image source, Getty Images Image caption, "I will never leave you and I will always find you.

"And a few final things from Deborah. “More than 2,500 new cases are diagnosed annually in people under the age of 50... “But the number of people dying of bowel cancer has been falling since the 1970s. She explained: “When I think “thin privilege”, I think this. 'find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life.” FIVE SIGNS TO BE AWARE OF The symptoms of bowel cancer can include: 1.

' (Shared with Deborah’s permission). “Anyway – I’m sure I would have looked fabulous in them."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Deborah James (@bowelbabe) Prince William visited Deborah at home Deborah leaves behind her husband Sebastien Bowen and their two children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12. Bright red blood may come from swollen blood vessels (haemorrhoids or piles) in your back passage. The former deputy headteacher was made a dame on 13 May, and was personally handed over the honour by Prince William. She thanked the royal for"going above and beyond to make a very special memory". Dark red or black blood may come from your bowel or stomach. You would look darn fabulous in this suit! We need more inclusive size options. "I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood," she wrote on Instagram.

"It's quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease. 2. He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden. Wow. It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. You may have looser poo and you may need to poo more often than normal. He's welcome back any time!" Deborah with her husband Sebastien Bowen Over the years, Deborah documented her cancer experience under the moniker @BowelBabe, inspiring millions of people. On 9 May, the former teacher announced she had stopped having treatment for her cancer. Get exclusive celebrity and real life stories and straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter.” Meanwhile, a fifth person declared: “Oh how awesome it would be to actually try plus size trouser options in a range of colours and styles in an actual bloody shop.

The mother-of-two swiftly launched a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK that has raised more than £6million, smashing its original £250,000 target. The money raised will be used for clinical trials, research, and to raise awareness of bowel cancer. 3. Speaking in a heartbreaking interview with The Times prior to her death, Deborah revealed how she recorded letters for her children to open when they reach certain milestones, such as going on a first date or their wedding day. How to Live When You Could Be Dead by Deborah James, £14. Speak to your GP if you have lost weight and you don’t know why.99, Amazon PRE-ORDER NOW "It's been hideous telling my children," she explained.

"My husband Sebastien has been incredible, he has dropped everything and is with me 24/7. 4. "My first thought was that I don't want my children to see me like this. I didn't think I would be able to speak to them without crying, but I'd love one last cuddle with them. If you have anaemia, you are likely to feel very tired and your skin may look pale." Speaking about her husband, whom she married in 2008, she said:"I have given him strict instructions: I want him to move on. He's a handsome man, I'm, like, 'Don't be taken for a ride, don't marry a bimbo, find someone else who can make you laugh like we did.) A pain or lump in your tummy Sometimes, a tumour can block the bowel, causing sudden strong pains in the stomach area, bloating and feeling or being sick.

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