Bowel Cancer

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  • Symptoms
    • Change in normal bowel movements
    • Bleeding from the back passage
    • Lump in the back passage
    • Weight loss
    • Bowel Cancer
    • GP
      • Checks the patient's symptoms if concerned they are referred to the hospital
      • Not cancerous
        • Other treatment to clear up the symptoms
        • Come back for further tests in 6 weeks
      • Hospital
        • Testing
          • Rectal examination
            • Colonoscopy
            • Sigmoidoscopy
          • CT Scan
          • MRI Scan
          • Ultrasound of the back passage
          • Blood tests
          • Radiologist
          • Treatment
            • Surgery
              • Colectomy (removes part of the colon)
            • External radiotherapy
            • Chemotherapy drug
            • Surgeon, Oncologist
            • Post Treatment Check-up
              • Regular medical checks
              • Imaging procedures
              • Endoscopys
              • Checking for reoccurance
              • Cancer nurse, specialist
            • End of Life Care
              • Give onstant support and advie
              • Macmillan Nurse
              • Death
                • If treatment or surgery doesn't work then a patient will face death
                • Charities can get involved to help them do things they've always wanted to do
        • Cancer nurse, Bowel specialist

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