Cancer of the Bowel

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has leaflets on Colorectal Cancer (Bowel Cancer) and Screening for Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer.

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Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer is a national charity working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer. The charity provides support to bowel cancer patients and their families.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to help people live with cancer by providing information and emotional support for patients, their families and health professionals.

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British Colostomy Association

Provides support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who is about to have a colostomy, or who already has a colostomy.

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Bowel Cancer UK

National charity dedicated to bowel cancer patients, their families and friends, Bowel Cancer UKs Infoline and fact sheets are a valuable source of information. Bowel Cancer UK produces leaflets and question cards for every stage from the first visit to the GP to treatment for advanced colorectal cancer.

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Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Bowel Cancer and Genetics

St Mark's Hospital and academic institute from The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust produce a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Colorectal Cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Colorectal cancer (metastatic) - bevacizumab

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Colorectal cancer (metastatic) - bevacizumab.

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Colorectal cancer (metastatic) - bevacizumab & cetuximab

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Colorectal cancer (metastatic) - bevacizumab & cetuximab.

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Colorectal Cancer (first line) - cetuximab

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Colorectal Cancer (first line) - cetuximab.

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Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer.

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Colorectal cancer - laparoscopic surgery

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Colorectal cancer - laparoscopic surgery.

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Colon cancer (adjuvant) - capecitabine and oxaliplatin

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Colon cancer (adjuvant) - capecitabine and oxaliplatin.

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Bowel Cancer Screening: The Facts

Information from the Department of Health.

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Treating Rectal Cancer

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Treating Colon Cancer

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Treating Cancer of the Anus

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Medicine Guide for Colon Cancer

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat colon cancer.

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Medicine Guide for Colorectal Cancer

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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CancerHelp UK

CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. It is brought to you by Cancer Research UK.

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Royal Marsden

A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information. See their Patient Information section.

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Health Talk Online

Database of Individual Patient Experiences is an Oxford based registered charity. It is a database of audio, video and transcript of interviews with patients experiencing a particular illness or health problem. Includes a module on bowel cancer.

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Bowel Cancer

Fact sheet available from the Core Charity Foundation

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Bowel cancer

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Bowel cancer

Information from BUPA.

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Bowel cancer surgery

Information from BUPA.

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Bowel surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK cancer page for many other links.


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More detailed medical information

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