Bowel Cancer

What is Bowel Cancer?

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers. 1 in 12 people will have bowel cancer at some stage in their life. It is a very serious condition and only about 65% of people who are diagnosed with it will be alive after 5 years. Even though most cancers grow slowly there is an advantage to picking up the disease as early as possible. It is diagnosed with a camera test (colonoscopy) or with a scan (a CT). The treatment almost always involves surgery but sometimes drug treatment in the form of chemotherapy.

If you want to discuss these treatments then please contact my secretary to book an appointment.

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Rob is a Consultant Colo-Rectal Surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and also sees patients privately at Exeter Nuffield - contact sophie.punter@nuffieldhealth.com 01392 262183

Mr Rob Bethune provides quality care