Understanding diagnosis and treatment

Bowel cancer is also called colorectal cancer and includes large bowel cancer (colon cancer) and cancer of the back passage (rectal cancer or cancer of the rectum)

Information about the disease, diagnosis and treatment can be found on the Cancer Research UK website  http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/type/bowel-cancer/

This information includes – bowel cancer symptoms, risk factors, causes and preventing bowel cancer.  There is information about tests to diagnose bowel cancer and treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, research and clinical trials.  The living with bowel cancer section has information about diet after surgery, managing a colostomy, and how cancer may affect your sex life.