A general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel, bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK.
Also known as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on its location in the large bowel, it is a type of cancer that generally affects individuals who are over the age of 60. A number of treatments are available to treat bowel cancer, from bowel cancer surgery to radiotherapy, to chemotherapy. If it's detected in its early stages, such treatments can cure bowel cancer and stop it from coming back.
At New Victoria Hospital, our highly experienced Colorectal Consultants are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. With access to a world-class imaging suite and the support of a specialist nursing team; our Colorectal Surgery Team offers an extensive bowel cancer screening programme and provides bowel cancer patients with the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments.