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Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

Our team at Frimley Health will provide you with expert and compassionate health care to help you through this difficult time.

Tests for bowel cancer

You may have gone to your GP with symptoms, or had an 'abnormal' result via the screening programme, or you may have a family history of bowel cancer.

Whatever the reason, the specialist will choose from the range of investigations and explain why the test chosen is best for you. 

Treatment of bowel cancer

After our team of specialists reviews the results of your tests and investigations, we will arrange an appointment so you can discuss your treatment options with your consultant and nurse specialist.

Your treatment may include one or more or a combination of treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

After surgery you may have radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy

What to expect at your appointment

Your first appointment may take up to two hours. You may have had some tests beforehand and you may also have some at this consultation.

You will see one of our consultants or a member of the colorectal team. You will be given information about about your illness if it is diagnosed, treatment options and offered support services.


Clinics run at Frimley Park and King Edwards VII (Windsor), St Mark's (Maidenhead). Oncology clinics run at Frimley Park, Wexham Park and King Edward VII. Diagnostic imaging (e.g. scan) are at either Frimley Park, Wexham Park or Heatherwood (Ascot).

Frimley Park

Specialist nurses

Penny Schacht - Lead colorectal specialist nurse 
Michelle Pendleton - Colorectal specialist nurse 
Amiee Thomas - Colorectal specialist nurse 
Rebecca Clarke - Colorectal specialist nurse 
Minty Roper  - Colorectal specialist nurse 

Please contact via switchboard on 0300 614 5000

Heatherwood and Wexham

Specialist nurses

Rosemarie Thomas  
Lisa Lowe
Belma Camilleri

 0300 615 3026

Stoma care Nurses:
Tel: 0300 615 3734