Bowel cancer means cancer that starts in the colon or back passage. It is also known as colorectal cancer.
Bowel cancer: What you should know
A summary of the risks and causes, signs and symptoms, advice on how to reduce your risk and information about BowelScreen
What is bowel cancer
What bowel cancer is, how it is diagnosed and information on the staging system
BowelScreen is free for people in Ireland aged 60-69. It is quick and painless. It could save your life. Find out more here.
How bowel cancer can affect you
Bowel cancer can affect you both emotionally and physically. This page outlines treatments, side effects, how you might feel and supports available.
Feelings and emotions
You may have lots of different feelings after being diagnosed. There is no right or wrong. This page explores some feelings you may go through.
During treatment, you will come across a variety of medical and other professionals.. Read about what they do and how you can access their services.
Research shows that exercise boosts your immunity, which helps your recovery and reduces your chance of cancer recurring. Get advice on staying active during treatment and after treatment.
Coping the fatigue
Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Get advice on how to cope.
Side effects- Physical effects and sexuality
Find out how bowel cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life, relationships and self esteem.
Diet and nutrition after bowel cancer treatment
Find out how you may need to change what you are eating after treatment for bowel cancer.
Returning to work after bowel cancer treatment
Find out about going back to work after treatment. John, a survivor, tells his story.
Coping with advanced bowel cancer
This page has information on what advanced bowel cancer is as well as pages on feelings and emotions when you have advanced bowel cancer. treatment for advanced bowel cancer and coping with the disease.