Bowel & colorectal cancer

Bowel and colorectal cancer occurs when cells in the lining of your colon or rectum grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour.

How is it diagnosed?

Not all bowel cancers show symptoms. Some common signs or symptoms include unusual bowel habits, bleeding after going to the toilet, stomach pain and unexplained weight loss. Bowel cancer can be detected through an at-home screening test and confirmed by a colonoscopy and biopsy.

How is it treated?

Treatment for bowel and colorectal cancers may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Living well during treatment

You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery. 

During and after your treatment for bowel or colorectal cancer, you may like to access support for:

Your physical wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing
Resources & Blog

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