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Living with bowel cancer

Get support to cope during and after bowel cancer treatment.


Find out what you can do, who can help and about how to cope with a diagnosis of bowel cancer.

Having a stoma

Find out more about living with a colostomy or ileostomy after bowel cancer, how it can affect you and what can help.

Sex life

Find out how bowel cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life and relationships.


Find out how you may need to change what you are eating after treatment for bowel cancer.

Resources and organisations

There are many organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with bowel cancer and treatment. You can also find out about suppliers of stoma appliances.

Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2015

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