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  • Forum Post: Contact Radiotherapy for lower rectal tumours

    You don't always need an AP resection if you have been diagnosed with a low rectal tumour. Ask your oncologist if there is an option. Look up contact Radiotherapy or Papillon treatment for details. This treatment is now offered in 4 hospitals in the UK.
  • Forum Post: Contact Radiotherapy for lower rectal tumours

    You don't always need an AP resection if you have been diagnosed with a low rectal tumour. Ask your oncologist if there is an option. Look up contact Radiotherapy or Papillon treatment for details. This treatment is now offered in 4 hospitals in the UK.
  • Forum Post: Please help... any info will be massively appreciated. Meeting on the 28th with the oncologist.

    Hello. My granddad who is 79 is very very fit and healthy (has only been to hospital once in his entire life - when he was 19 to have his appendix out) was diagnosed with (malignant polypoidal lesion in the caecum) colonic tumour on the 16th Feb 2012. He had a bowel resection where they took the 6cm...
  • Forum Post: Re: Just be told I have bowel cancer

    Hi Richard & everyone You are not alone, not sure what support you are getting but I had a real rough deal. You are probably still in shock, as I remember as if it was only yesterday when I was told 2 years ago. Your world falls apart, you have so many questions or you might not know what questions...
  • Forum Post: HELP advanced bowel cancer in lymph

    I have posted a request for help on a number of tags in Bowel Cancer Section on the site. I;m now on my 3rd round of chemo and if this doesnt work, basically out of options. I have searched different cancer sites for any new treatments, trials , etc but cant seem to find anything that suits me. I...
  • Forum Post: Re: capecitabine chemo tablets

    Hi MEJ, I had Rectal Cancer two years ago, and took capecitabine tablets, but didnt suffer any side effects with this drug apart from a slight sore throat which I remedied with Manuka Honey. I know that I have had bad stomach pains in the past which were diagnosed as IBS, and that was something I thought...
  • Forum Post: New stoma support forum on here

    Hi - I took the plunge and set up an ileostomy and colostomy discussion group on here - please look for it under members' groups if you think it would be helpful. Please post a 'hello' and introduce yourself. Thank you! Jules
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