References and useful organisations
The useful organisations listed here can provide information, advice and support.
These organisations can provide information, advice and support.
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation is a UK charity that provides help, information and advice for all types of bladder and bowel related problems.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK raises awareness of bowel cancer, campaigs for best treatment and care, and provides practical support, advice and information about bowel cancer.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP aims to promote awareness and availability of counselling, and to signpost people to appropriate services. The website has a database where you can search for a qualified counsellor.
The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
COSRT is a national specialist charity for sex and relationship therapy. It has a list of qualified practitioners and clinics providing sex or relationship therapy in the UK.
The Colostomy Association provides support and advice to people who have a colostomy, their family and carers. It produces a range of free literature giving practical guidance. Also offers home and hospital visits by experienced colostomates and a telephone helpline and email service.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support – face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
The Sexual Advice Association
The Sexual Advice Association is a charity that aims to improve people’s sexual health and wellbeing, and to raise awareness of how sexual conditions affect the general population.
The Urostomy Association
The Urostomy Association is a self-help organisation that runs a network of groups throughout the country. They can arrange for someone who has had a urostomy to visit you before and after your surgery.
This information has been compiled using a number of reliable sources including:
Boyle K, et al. Surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 2005. 48: 929-937
Ferenschild F, et al. Total Pelvic Exenteration for Primary and Recurrent Malignancies. World Journal of Surgery. 2009. 33: 1502-1508.
With thanks to: Mr Mark George, consultant colorectal surgeon Miss Claire Parkinson, clinical nurse specialist.
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