'The process is unlike anything you've been through.'
The stage and grade of the cancer describes its size, whether it has spread and how quickly it may develop.
The type of operation you need will depend on the stage of the cancer and where it is in the colon.
Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You may have it as your main treatment or with surgery.
Many people with anal cancer are cured but recovery can take time.
Order booklets, audio CDs and DVDs about cancer treatments. Knowing what to expect could help you cope with any possible side effects.
Different chemotherapy drugs or combinations of chemotherapy drugs are given differently and have different side effects.
You don't have to climb mountains to give something back. For example, we need people affected by cancer to review our booklets, from home, in their own time. Find out more.
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