If you have recently been diagnosed with bowel (colorectal) cancer, you are at a crossroads in your life where things will never be the same again. Bowel cancer can be successfully treated, without question, and our Australian rates of cure and living a long life after experiencing bowel cancer are among the highest in the world. That doesn't stop how it changes us.
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for bowel cancer and may be combined with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The exact combination of treatment which is right for you depends on exactly where the cancer is, whether other places are involved, your general health and health beliefs.
No matter what is right for you, ensuring you have support people around you and access to supportive services is important in optimising your outcome.
I will help you through this journey.