Colorectal & Bowel Cancer

COLORECTAL CANCER AFFECTS THE LARGE BOWEL, WHICH IS MADE UP OF THE COLON AND RECTUM.

 

Screening can help diagnose colorectal cancer as early as possible, and in some cases detect cancer before you start to display symptoms. Early detection means treatment is likely to be more effective.

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Types of colorectal cancer

Bowel cancer

This is a type of cancer that affects the large bowel and can develop from pre-cancerous growths called polyps.

Anal cancer

Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer affecting the opening at the very end of the large bowel.

Facing colorectal cancer together

Common colorectal cancer symptoms can include:

  • bleeding from your rectum and/or blood in your stool
  • a change in bowel habit lasting three weeks or more
  • unexplained weight loss
  • pain or abdominal cramps

If you notice one or more of the above symptoms, or have a family history of colorectal cancer we can provide you with an initial screen or further diagnostic tests such as:

If colorectal cancer is diagnosed, we will provide personalised cancer care with rapid access to the latest technology and treatments. For patients wanting to explore a second opinion we offer access to leading consultants in all areas of cancer specialties.

We work together to create the right treatment for you. We discuss options such as:

  • colorectal surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy
  • clinical trials
  • immunotherapy
  • other types of anti-cancer therapies

Your physical and emotional wellbeing is important to us. We provide a range of supportive therapies designed to help prevent, alleviate or manage the effects of colorectal cancer and the treatments we provide.

These include:

  • complementary therapies such as massage and reiki
  • dietetic support
  • symptom control
  • physiotherapy
  • psychological support for you and your family

We know that after cancer treatment, you may need help getting back to normal life, so we offer expert advice and support. We run dedicated programmes focused on physical, psychological and practical concerns that may arise from a diagnosis of cancer and associated treatment.

Our Treatment for Colorectal & Bowel Cancer locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
University College Hospital Private Care

University College Hospital Private Care

Grafton Way Building, 1 Grafton Way WC1E 6AG London
Private Care at Guy's

Private Care at Guy's

London Bridge Hospital Private Care at Guy's SE1 9RT London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London
The Christie Private Care

The Christie Private Care

Wilmslow Road M20 4BX Manchester

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.