Kevin Sheedy has been given the "all clear" after surgery at Aintree Hospital. Sheeds gives his thanks for the support he has received and warns anyone who has concerns to seek professional advice.
Sheeds said: "I will need regular checks to monitor my recovery. My symptoms were blood in my stools and a change in my bowel habits because I was always on the toilet.
"My mother died of bowel cancer two years ago and my father is in remission after a successful operation seven years ago."
"I would strongly urge anybody who has concerns to go immediately to their GP.
"My life has been saved through early detection and I am told that over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated.
"Don't be embarrassed to go otherwise you could die of that embarrassment."
"I would like to say a massive thank-you to everybody who sent me messages of support, which I got from all over the world.
"It was very touching and really helped me to deal with my situation knowing that so many people were rooting for me.
"It would be impossible for me to personally reply to everybody but I would like to make special mention of my surgeon Mr Skaife, all of his staff and the staff on Ward 4 at Aintree Hospital who gave me the best treatment and support that I could ever have wished for."
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