Deborah James: Colorectal cancer screenings at record high ‘thanks to her’

Also known by her social media handle Bowel Babe, Lady Deborah had been highlighting information about the disease until her death on June 28 at the age of 40.

According to the NHS, 170,500 people were referred for screening between May and July for suspected lower gastrointestinal cancers.

It is up over 30,000 compared to the same period in 2021 and almost 80,000 higher than the same period two years ago.

The numbers also showed recommendations for colon cancer reached an all-time high shortly thereafter in the second week of July Lady Deborahdeath, 60% more than before the pandemic.

The Argus: Dame Deborah died in June aged 40 (PA)Dame Deborah died in June aged 40 (PA)

Almost 200,000 other visitors also came to the NHS website to check symptoms of the disease in the last three months.

National Cancer Director Dame Cally Palmer said: “Thanks to the courageous and relentless campaign of Mrs Deborah JamesColon cancer has come to the forefront of a national conversation about catching cancer as soon as possible, and the fact that we’ve seen a record number of people come forward colon cancer Checks show that people take the disease seriously and talk to their family doctor about it.

“It is so important that we continue the work of Lady Deborah to create awareness colon cancer and save more lives, so please get in touch with anyone who has noticed symptoms.”

Genevieve Edwards, Managing Director of Bowel Cancer UK, says: “The number of visitors to bowelcanceruk.org.uk has never been higher, with tens of thousands more people seeking information about the symptoms of the disease Mrs Deborah James‘ Tragic death.

“There was also an increase in those affected colon cancer post on our forum, contact our Ask the Nurse service and we know people have visited their GP because they heard their story.”

The Argus: Colon cancer screening referrals up 30,000 compared to same period last year (PA)Colon cancer screening referrals up 30,000 compared to same period last year (PA)

Early May, Lady Deborah revealed she had ceased active treatment and was being given end-of-life care at her parents’ home in Woking, Surrey, with her husband and their two children.

The podcaster was diagnosed in 2016 and kept her one million Instagram followers up to date with her treatments.

Her candid posts about her progress and diagnosis, including videos of her dancing through treatment, have been praised by the public and media alike.

She started the podcast You, Me And The Big C with Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland in 2018.

She was made a Dame, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “If ever an honor was well deserved, this is it.”

Lady Deborah later said she was “honoured and shocked” to be considered for the honor.

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