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7:06am 13th December 2013
(Updated 7:06am 13th December 2013)

It is revealed some patients living with cancer in Cornwall are not telling their families.

Stats seen by Pirate FM claim a quarter of people across the south west hide a serious illness.

Three quarters mask pain because they do not want the fuss, while half say it is so they do not worry anyone.

It comes as bowel cancer charities try and raise awareness of symptoms.

Peter Maud in Tintagel is in remission. He said: "You don't want to make a fuss. Nobody wants to make a fuss but when you could be looking at something very, very serious it's better to make a fuss and look a bit silly afterwards.

"Go and see the doctor or tell your loved one and then go and see your doctor - get it looked at.

"They're involved as well. It's your life but if you love someone they're effected as well. It's better to be open from the beginning and talk to people because a problem shared is a problem halved.

He has told Pirate FM how he put off confronting the symptoms he was suffering: "It went on for about six months. I kept thinking I ought to go and get it checked out, like you do. But having had it checked out I realised it was a silly thing to have sat on - literally sat on."

Every year more than 22,500 men are diagnosed with bowel cancer. It is the third most common cancer in men and the lifetime risk of a man developing bowel cancer is 1 in 14, compared with 1 in 19 for women.

Deborah Alsina, CEO of Bowel Cancer UK said: “It is vital that men don’t put off going to the doctor despite being worried. Early diagnosis is crucial to surviving bowel cancer. It’s important to know the symptoms and act on them as it could save your life.

"Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can lower your risk and help stack the odds against bowel cancer.”

Symptoms of bowel cancer include:

  • Bleeding from the bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A change in your normal bowel habit lasting three weeks or more
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

7:06am 13th December 2013

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