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).
Katherine Bundy, Nurse consultant
Debbie Cottrell, Stoma care
Karen Hawke, Stoma care
Please contact via switchboard on 0300 614 5000
Heatherwood and Wexham
0300 615 3026
Stoma care Nurses:
Tel: 0300 615 3734