Here is some additional information about lower bowel (rectal) cancer and its treatment:
‘Understanding your bowel surgery – Information for patients, relatives and carers’ (PDF) are leaflets from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, written by the Colorectal Nurse Specialists:
- Understanding your bowel surgery deals with anterior resection, low anterior resection, sigmoid colectomy, left hemicolectomy, transverse colectomy and right hemicolectomy.
- Understanding your bowel surgery APER deals with abdominoperineal excision of rectum, Hartmann’s procedure, pan proctocolectomy, total colectomy and subtotal colectomy.
‘Pioneering techniques in cancer surgery’ is an article published in the Clinical Services Journal, May 2010.
‘Improving management of bowel cancer – the role of MRI’ is an article published in the Clinical Services Journal, June 2011.