Bowel cancer information

Here are some links to useful articles I have found that have given me information on diagnosis, treatment, well-being etc. I would love to hear if you have found more interesting articles that are relatable, so please message me if you have any updates. Please make sure you do not suffer alone, communication is key and the one thing about cancer is that there is a community out there with support and mechanisms that can help at every stage.

Bowel Cancer – Symptoms and Signs

Bowel Cancer UK – https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk
NHS Direct – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer/symptoms/

Stoma Care

About bowel cancer

Counselling and care – for you/ family friends

Maggie’s – everyones home for cancer care – https://www.maggies.org/
Shine Cancer Support

Chemotherapy information & side effects

Oxalyplatin (on cancerresearchuk.org)
Oxalyplatin (on macmillan.org.uk)
Capecitabine (on macmillan.org.uk)
Oxalyplatin and Capecitabine Combination Therapy (on cancerresearchuk.org)

Finances

Macmillan benefits checker
Citizens Advice Bureau
Personal Independance Payment

Post Chemo Support

Happiness Trap
Living with the Enermy – Roy Owen

Inspiring

Heart of Iron: My Journey from Transplant Patient to Ironman Triathlete

Udderly Smooth – Uddercream set

Uddercream