Trust your intuition
NAT Willacy was just 32 and four months out from her wedding day when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Five years on and now in remission, she hopes that sharing her story will encourage others to trust their intuition.
“The earlier you catch it the better. It is so important you persevere with what you feel inside your body – my GP dismissed it a few times, but I went back,” she said.
“I could have just let it go at that point but inside I felt something wasn’t right.
“If I had listened to that GP, it could have been a whole different story. You really need to listen to your body because you know it best.”
After putting her wedding and plans for a family on hold, Ms Willacy went through surgery and six months of chemotherapy.
“Through our journey, my husband was actually the one who called Cancer Council