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Managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment

Booklet
Published: 21 Jul 2021
Next review: 31 Jul 2024
Edition: 5
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This booklet is about managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has late effects after treatment for colon, rectal or anal cancer. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

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Published: 21 Jul 2021
Next review: 31 Jul 2024
Edition: 5

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

About this booklet

Most people have side effects during treatment for bowel cancer. Usually these gradually improve over a few weeks or months after treatment has ended. But sometimes side effects do not go away, or they start months or years after treatment has ended. These are called late effects. This booklet explains some of the possible late effects of bowel cancer treatment and how they can be improved and managed.

View our online information about late effects of bowel cancer treatment,

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.