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Get Checked..Don't End Up Like Sarah
THE family of a talented teacher who died from bowel cancer are calling for young people to be more aware of its symptoms.
Sarah Goodenough, 35, died on October 13 - just five months after being diagnosed with the illness.
She had only gone to see her GP in February after abdominal pains got worse.
Her dad Bob Goodenough, 65, of Wellington Street, Brightlingsea, said: “The numbers of people with bowel cancer are growing and growing. More and more people are getting it and nobody knows why.
“Doing something quickly is absolutely essential."
Sarah's family believe the length of time taken for her to be diagnosed was down to her youth.
The illness is more prevalent in people aged in their sixties or older.
Sarah was never able to return to work in her job as modern languages teacher at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Suffolk, despite having hoped to in September.
Her final three weeks were spent at Colchester’s St Helena Hospice.
Her funeral will take place at All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, on Monday at 11.30am followed by a cremation.
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