The 3 signs of bowel cancer that Deborah James wants you to check for

Yesterday, Dame Deborah James (better known as Bowel Babe) passed away at the age of 40, after a six-year battle with bowel cancer. She was surrounded by her family in Woking, where she had been receiving end-of-life care. 

The announcement, which was posted by James’ family reads: "We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy.” 

It goes on to quote Deborah, saying: “Find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo - it could just save your life.”