A woman who battled aggressive bowel cancer has started a fashion blog offering style tips for those living with ostomy bags after living with her own colostomy bag for five years.

Suzanne Dore, 42, from Rayne, Essex, was diagnosed with grade 3 bowel cancer in March, 2010.

The diagnosis came just a day after her son, Sam, now 19, finished radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma – a rare head and neck cancer.

She said: ‘My world was crushed. Sam had just battled to defeat his cancer, then we were delivered a second blow.

‘I especially didn’t want to upset Sam – who had just received the amazing news that his radiotherapy was working in treating the cancer.

‘It just seemed unreal.’

For years, Suzanne had been plagued with stomach problems such as pains, diarrhoea and constipation. Doctors had put it down to Irritable Bowel Syndrome but Suzanne hadn’t managed to find a cure.

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