“Imagine a roller coaster,” said Dr Peter Harvey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in a presentation he gave titled ‘After the Treatment Finishes – Then What?’
“Some of you will find this an exciting and thrilling image; others of you – like – me – will find it terrifying and beyond belief that anyone in their right mind would willingly subject themselves to the torment of being transported a high speed and with great discomfort in this manner.”
“However, I have chosen this image to represent the process of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer."
How a person reacts and responds to a cancer diagnosis can range from shock and sadness to denial or despair.
Coping with such a life-changing event is never easy, but there are things family and friends can do to support a loved one who has been told they have bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer Australia Nurse Fiona shares 12 easy ways you can show a friend or loved one with bowel cancer that you are truly there for them in their time of need.
Bowel habits are unlikely to return to what they were before surgery for anyone who has had bowel cancer, according to more than 200 bowel cancer patients surveyed around the world.
When assessing their quality of life, the patients ranked overall bowel function as one of the most important, yet unacknowledged, aspects of bowel cancer care.
Many changes in bowel habit are caused by an alteration in the length and shape of the colon after surgery.
Rosemary is widely recognised as the main plant associated with Anzac Day when sprigs of the aromatic herb are traditionally worn as a sign of remembrance.
Abundant near seashores, rosemary gets its name from the Latin words meaning "dew" and "of the sea", and has significance for Australians because it is found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula.