Although 94 percent of cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, the condition can affect anyone of any age. This is something that Adele, 42, also reiterates.
She said: “As I have learned over the last few weeks, there’s no ‘normal’ with cancer. Sadly, it can affect anyone, at any age, anytime.”
Symptoms of bowel cancer
Talking to The Independent Elizabeth Rogers, associate clinical director and GP at Bupa UK says that symptoms of the condition can be “easy to dismiss”.
As warning signs of the condition are related to changes in bowel movements, they are easy to put down to bloating or things that an individual has just eaten.