Former BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has shown that he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
His former BBC Breakfast executive said he was having chemotherapy after he recognized "jummy pain in my feet and behind my back" and in Iraq in May last.
In April bowel cancer awareness month and Bowen have announced her to raise awareness of the disease.
England's bowel cancer screening starts earlier, at the age of 50, Public Health England said last year.
Doctors initially thought the journalist was dated as a result of a fracture from previous surgery, he told BBC Breakfast, the presentation he presented with Sophie Raworth between 2000 and 2002. t
"I had no marks – none of the signs of classical slender cancer. There's nothing at all. But I thought I should have a test," he said.
He said he found a good result and found a colonoscopy – a camera that was used to send his two point to get symptoms of cancer.
"He is [the colonoscopy ] It's not as bad as being a sound – they give you a lot of drugs, "he said.
Surgeons got hold of it, got it, and were chemotherapy at this time, he said.
What are bowel cancer symptoms?
- blood drop off and / or blood at your kiss
- continuous and unexplained change in the use of the bottle
- weight loss without explanation
- extremely tired for a clear purpose
- pain or lump in your womb
Bowen, who was born in Cardiff, and a 35-year-old BBC journalist, said: "The idea could be" earlier, but if it were, it would have been much worse ".
Breast cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with 42,000 people identified each year.
More than 16,000 people die of cancer each year in the UK.
Bowen said: "The most important thing is to do an exam. I've been saying to all my friends.
"The things you don't need are the things you need for the things … things that people usually like to talk about. But it's really part of our life and you have to work t for it. "
He said he had been told by a gastroenterologist: "Don't die by shame, for the sake of God."
He says that chemotherapy isn't "as bad as I thought it would affect their side, but it affects people differently and I think I am be very lucky to accept him better than I had expected.
“You need to be optimistic about things in life – it is part of the tour, as they say on Strictly [Come Dancing], said he.