Consultant: Dr Steven Kolt (Section head of luminal gastroenterology)
This clinic will provide advice to patients who are concerned about their personal risk of bowel cancer. Referrals will be those who have a family, or possibly personal history, of colorectal carcinoma or polyps. If patients are high risk, with a high likelihood of an inherited gene mutation, they will be redirected to a joint Familial Cancer Clinic for possible genetic testing. When cancers are likely to be sporadic, advice will be given about screening options. Patients will generally be seen only once. Referrals should be made by telephoning the above number.