Bowel Cancer


What is Bowel Cancer?

Cancer of the bowels.

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What causes Bowel Cancer?

  • Genetic mutation of DNA
  • Family history
  • Significant exposure to radiation (from previous cancer treatment)
  • Alcohol
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What are the Symptoms of Bowel Cancer?

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in faeces
  • Bloating
  • Irregular bowel movements
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What Treatment is Available for Bowel Cancer?

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Tumour removal
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What are the Impacts of Bowel Cancer?


  • Worried/anxious/uncertain about the future
  • Depressed


  • Isolated from others
  • Increased contact with healthcare professionals


  • Decrease in income due to time spent off work


  • Hair loss from side effects of treatment
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What are the Lifestyle Changes for Bowel Cancer?

  • Eat less processed meat
  • Eat less red meat
  • Eat more fish/fibre
  • Take prescribed medication
  • Attend support groups
  • Attend all medical check-ups
  • Seek advice from healthcare professionals
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