…these are common symptoms of bowel cancer, you may also notice a persistent change in bowel habit with looser stools, constipation, bloating, being sick, abdominal pain and anaemia. You may experience some or all of these symptoms, but seeing a doctor today for a decisive diagnosis could save your life.
Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer in the UK and the exact cause is often unknown. Symptoms can sometimes be embarrassing and therefore people put off seeing a doctor. However the survivorship of bowel cancer is dependent on how advanced the cancer is, treatment at earliest stages is most effective in providing a complete cure and 90% of patients who are diagnosed in an early phase of disease have the chance of 5 year survivorship. The further progressed the disease is the harder treatment becomes with less successful outcomes.
Bowel cancer can be treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and here at Harley Street at Queen’s we have world leading consultants to care for patients. We can treat patients at any stage of illness from symptoms and diagnosis to chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy and our specialist team our here to support you at all times.
Through recent studies we are aware some people are too embarrassed to see their doctor, they find getting an appointment difficult with their GPs, or they are worried about a diagnosis. However facing these fears and difficulties can make all the difference in surviving bowel cancer.
If you have any concerns regarding symptoms or are actively seeking treatment for bowel cancer please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to book an appointment with one of our specialists.