Gaynor Allen, aged 55 from Oxfordshire, is taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Here she explains how she got involved:
I have always been a keen sportswoman and lead a very healthy and active lifestyle; I run, cycle and swim many miles as well as playing badminton regularly. However, we can never predict what is around the corner and my world was blown apart when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the relatively young age of 54. Following surgery, I was offered genetic testing in Oxford and, subsequently, the opportunity to participate in the 100,000 Genomes Project……..