MAC12474 E05 cover

Understanding colon cancer

Booklet
Published: 30 Apr 2020
Next review: 30 Apr 2023
Edition: 5
MAC12474 E05 cover

This booklet explains colon cancer, covering causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also looks at emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Published: 30 Apr 2020
Next review: 30 Apr 2023
Edition: 5

This booklet explains colon cancer, covering causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also looks at emotional, practical and financial issues.

About this booklet

This booklet is about colon cancer. The colon is part of the bowel. We have separate information about small bowel cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer.

When we mention bowel cancer in this booklet, this includes colon cancer.

Visit our online information about colon cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

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.