The type of operation you need will depend on the stage of the cancer and where it is in the rectum.
Order booklets, audio CDs and DVDs about cancer treatments. Knowing what to expect could help you cope with any possible side effects.
Macmillan is supporting a new online tool to help you make decisions about your treatment and care.
Our campaigns fight for real change for people affected by cancer. By taking action, you can help transform the lives of people with cancer. Join us in demanding the best in cancer support.
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Read this recent webchat transcript, in which our Macmillan Support Nurses Anne and John answered questions on bowel, rectum and anal cancer. They explain the risk factors and typical course of action if one of your parents has been affected by bowel cancer.
A support group for anyone affected by colon, rectal or small bowel cancer to come together, share experiences and ask questions.
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