In this section you can find out about experiences of colorectal (bowel) cancer by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers initially travelled all around the UK to talk to 39 people in their own homes. Analysis of 2 new interviews were added in 2011 and 2016 to help keep the site up to date. Find out what people said about issues such as symptoms, surgery and breaking the news. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You can start viewing topics by clicking 'Next Topic' above, or selecting from the list on the left. You can also view 'People's Profiles' from the tab above.
You may also be interested in our section on Bowel screening.
This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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Macmillan Cancer Support
Publication date: March 2002
Last updated: August 2016
Review date: August 2018