Please make an appointment with your GP if you notice a change in your bowel habit. You may also be referred to our service following a positive bowel screening test.
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Many initial consultations will take place in the outpatients department or in the colorectal unit. The colorectal unit is on Level 6 in the tower block of Victoria Hospital. If you have been informed that your appointment is in the colorectal unit please make your way to Level 6 and book in at our reception desk.
What happens next
If you have had a colonoscopy and a cancer is suspected then you will require to have a CT and/or MRI. We will need the biopsy results from your colonoscopy and your scan results before we can discuss you at our Multi disciplinary team meeting (MDT).
Treatment and Investigations
After the MDT we often require to undertake further scans eg PET or MRI. Treatment can be chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or Best Supportive care.
Your care team
The Colorectal Cancer team includes consultant surgeons, specialist nurses and oncologists. We are here to support throughout your diagnosis and treatment. If you need to contact us please call 01592 6443355 extension 21047, 21051 or 20466. If we are not available please leave a message on our answering machine and we will contact you as soon as we can.
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