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Bowel cancer: Sam Gould films message from hospital bed

Less than 24 hours after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, Sam Gould made a video from his hospital bed warning others not to ignore symptoms of the disease.

The 33-year-old from Caerphilly said: "We're all embarrassed to talk about poo and going to the toilet but your GP isn't embarrassed about it and deals with it every day."

Symptoms include rectal bleeding, extreme tiredness, unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain or discomfort.

Every year in Wales 2,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and 900 die from the disease.

Paul Heaney reports.

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