Find out about surgery for early bowel cancer.
Find out about different types of surgery for cancer of the large bowel (the colon). The type of operation you have depends on the position of the cancer in the bowel.
Find out about different types of surgery for cancer of the back passage (rectal cancer).
You have an appointment at the pre assessment clinic 1 or 2 weeks before your operation. Find out what happens and the tests you might have.
Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.
Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.
Read about having a colostomy and find out what support is available to help you look after your stoma.
Read about having an ileostomy and find out what support is available to help you look after your stoma.
Find out how you'll feel after surgery, possible problems after surgery and your follow up appointments.