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Tumour in my sigmoid colon

I've been having rectal bleeding for a while so eventually went to see my GP 18 months ago, she sent me for a colonoscopy. The hospital messed up my appointment twice and by the time they sent me a third I was too fed up to go. My symptoms however persisted so after 18 months my GP sent me back. My colonoscopy was not as minor as I had been told. I was on the table for almost 90 minutes, when I eventually got off the table I could hardly walk as it set my back problem off. The doctor...

1 reply , 1456 views Tom2, Enfield - Mon, 31 Oct 2016


my questionnaire

hi guys not sure if you remember i was going to put up a questionnaire relating to living with bowel cancer, well the ethics was agreed and the questionnaires are ready, would appreciate all your help thanks catherine

5 replies , 2011 views Catherine, Caerphilly - Fri, 2 May 2014


Would love to hear from anyone who has a colon stent

i was diagnosed at whipps x hospital christmas 2012 with colon cancer. Told it was operable & a good place to join , but i needed a C/T scan which showed 2 lesions on the liver & 2 very small lesions on 1 lung. i was then told that as the lesions on the lung were very small they would liase with the london hospital who would operate on the liver, but i would need a pet scan, after which i was told there were cancerous lymph nodes,& i was now innoperable, & woud be referred to bart's for...

2080 views Eunie, north london - Fri, 29 Nov 2013


My story

I’d had rectal bleeding and unusual bowel habits for six to eight weeks before going to see my GP in 2008. I was 60 at the time. My GP gave me an internal examination but found nothing. Nonetheless, he was insistent that I see a specialist and made the call while I sat in his surgery, getting me an appointment for the very next day. I had a colonoscopy within the week and was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer. I had a CT scan the next day, then an ultrasound for tumour staging. Six...

1 reply , 2699 views rong, Melbourne - Fri, 3 Jan 2014


Your experience of living with bowel cancer

Hi , I am a third year psychology student and am doing my 10,000 word dissertation on living with bowel cancer . I would appreciate your help in filling in a questionnaire. I am a year post op to having a tumour removed from my uterus . I am 44 yrs old and fingers crossed will pass my final year and fulfil my dreams of becoming a health psychologist

4 replies , 2713 views Catherine, Caerphilly - Sat, 19 Oct 2013


Bowel Cancer

I had a colostomy bag fitted over 5years ago and an getting wind and mucous From my back passage.Can anyone suggest how to stop it ?

3310 views billyo, ayr ka 8 - Thu, 22 Aug 2013


Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

It's Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - 1 in 4 lives are affected by bowel cancer. Are you affected by this condition? Please share your experience with other. What can we do to raise awareness of Bowel Cancer - it's diagnosis. prevention, treatment. How can we all help? Start a discussion below.

1 reply , 2037 views hf-editors, Thu, 22 Aug 2013