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Deborah James dies, the presenter who made colorectal cancer visible on the Internet: “Check your stool, they could save your life”

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  • Deborah James, the presenter who made colorectal cancer visible on the Internet, has died “surrounded by her family”


  • Doctors diagnosed the British journalist with colorectal cancer almost six years ago


  • Deborah James shared her experience with cancer and fought for the collection of funds to investigate the disease

Deborah Jamesthe well-known British presenter of the podcast of the BBC ‘You, me and the big C (cancer)’, has died, as reported by his closest relatives. The British had been fighting terminal cancer for almost six years and, sadly, He passed away last Wednesday, June 29.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dame Deborah James; the most incredible woman, daughter, sister and mother. Deborah passed away peacefully todaysurrounded by her family. Deborah, whom many of you you will know as Bowelbabewas an inspiration and we are incredibly proud of her and her work and commitment to charity campaigns, fundraising and her endless efforts to raise awareness of cancer that affected so many lives, “communicated her relatives through her profile social on Instagram.

The last piece of advice from the British journalist

“Deborah shared her experience with the world to raise awareness, break down barriers, challenge taboos, and change the conversation about cancer. Even in her most challenging times, her determination to raise money and awareness was inspiring. We thank her for taking time with us in private.” as a family, and we look forward to continuing Deborah’s legacy in the future. Thank you for playing your part in his journey, you are all amazing,” said the statement released on social media.

The last idea that the relatives have transmitted has been the advice that Deborah James wanted to share with all her followers. “A few final things from Deborah…”find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; And always, always have a rebellious hope. And finally, check your poop, it could save your life”, they point out in reference to the colorectal cancer that the British journalist was diagnosed with almost six years ago.

the farewell of Deborah James

It was in mid-May when the woman went to her social networks to launch “the message I never wanted to write” and so to say goodbye to his 300,000 Instagram followers. In the message that Deborah James never wanted to write, she confessed that his “body can’t take it anymore”. After almost six years with terminal cancer, this journalist said goodbye to her followers.

“No one knows how much time I have left, but I can’t walk, I sleep most of the day and most of the things I thought were guaranteed are now distant dreams,” she wrote on Instagram. “I know we’re exploring all possibilities. But, even with all the innovative cancer treatments in the world, or even if there was a magical new breakthrough, my body just can’t keep up,” Deborah James told her social media followers.

Deborah James was diagnosed with cancer in 2016

james presented the BBC podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’ (alluding to the c for cancer) in which he addressed the day to day of people with the disease. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016. Since she was diagnosed with the disease, the British journalist wrote dozens of posts telling the day by day of his illness. She herself explained that the last six months had been “heartbreaking” but she still confessed to feeling good since she was “surrounded by love”.


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