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Living with a Stoma can be a big emotional adjustment, and can feel strange or scary. These feelings and concerns are completely common and normal.
Join the Stoma Nursing team in their Stoma Service Podcast Series, as they talk about adjusting to living with a Stoma, tips on how to take care of yourself and your Stoma, and how you can continue to live life to the fullest.
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The Stoma Nursing team discuss Parastomal Hernias – how they occur, the impact and problems they can cause, tips on how to avoid getting one, and how to manage it if you do get a Parastomal Hernia.
Colorectal cancer can also be referred to as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where the cancer starts.
The bowel is divided into the small bowel (small intestine) and the large bowel (colon and rectum). Most colorectal cancers develop in the innermost lining of the large bowel and develop from small growths called polyps. Polyps are clumps of cells that are not cancer but may develop into cancer over time.
Types of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer can develop in different areas of the bowel:
- Colon (the large bowel) – colon cancer forms when uncontrolled cell growth begins within the cells in the large intestine
- Rectum (the back passage) – rectal cancer forms when uncontrolled cell growth begins within the rectal passage
Rarer types of cancer
- anal – is a rare type of cancer that affects the very end of the large bowel. Treatment for anal cancer takes place in Belfast City Hospital.
- small bowel – cancer affecting the small intestine, which lies between the stomach and the large bowel