Treating Bowel Cancer

Surgery is usually the main treatment for bowel cancer, and may be combined with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or biological treatments, depending on your particular case.

The treatments recommended for you will depend on which part of your bowel is affected and how far the cancer has spread, but surgery is usually the main treatment.

If it’s detected early enough, treatment can cure bowel cancer and stop it coming back. Unfortunately, a complete cure is not always possible and there is sometimes a risk that the cancer could recur at a later stage.

In more advanced cases that cannot be removed completely by surgery, a cure is highly unlikely.

However, symptoms can be controlled and the spread of the cancer can be slowed using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy,radiotherapy and biological treatments where appropriate.

Your Treatment Team

If you are diagnosed with bowel cancer, you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team, which will include a specialist cancer surgeon, an oncologist (a radiotherapy and chemotherapy specialist), a radiologist, and a specialist nurse.

When deciding what treatment is best for you, your care team will consider the type and size of the cancer, your general health, whether the cancer has spread to other parts of your body, and how aggressive the cancer is.

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Source: NHS UK