Managing bowel and dietary changes
After treatment for bowel cancer, many people find that they need to adjust to changes to their digestion or bowel function. Changes to how your bowel or bladder works can be very distressing and difficult to adjust to. These changes may be temporary or ongoing, and may require specialised help. If you experience any of these problems, talk to your GP, specialist doctor, specialist nurse or dietitian.
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