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
The Bottom Line 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.

Please note, podcasts may occasionally contain content that some listeners may find distressing.
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