Being diagnosed with bowel cancer, also referred to as 'colorectal cancer' can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.
The patient aged 60 was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2001. He underwent surgery, temporary ileostomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
This interview has been sourced from healthtalk.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
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Last reviewed: August 2016