MAC12162 E04 Managing bowel late fx cover

Managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment

Booklet
Published: 30 Apr 2018
Next review: 30 Sep 2020
Edition: 4
MAC12162 E04 Managing bowel late fx cover

This booklet is about managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has late effects after treatment for bowel cancer. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

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Published: 30 Apr 2018
Next review: 30 Sep 2020
Edition: 4

This booklet is about managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has late effects after treatment for bowel cancer. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

About this booklet

Most people have side effects during and for a few weeks after treatment. Usually these gradually lessen and disappear. But some people may still have side effects months after treatment. Some may become permanent. Other people may develop delayed late effects of treatment months or years later. This booklet explains some of the possible side effects of bowel cancer treatment and how they can be improved and managed.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.