Diagnosing

Information about tests, scans, symptoms and possible causes of rectal cancer.

  • How rectal cancer is diagnosed

    You might notice changes in your body. There are lots of possible causes for different symptoms, so it’s important to know what to look out for. If your doctor wants to find out more they might organise different tests or scans.

  • Causes and risk factors of rectal cancer

    The cause of rectal cancer is unknown, but your age, lifestyle and other conditions can affect your risk of developing it.

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

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How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos