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Nurse Advisor

Bowel Cancer Australia's nurses support bowel cancer patients and their families by phone and email.
 
Whether you are worried about symptoms, recently diagnosed or living with bowel cancer our nurses are on hand to offer support and answer your questions and concerns.
 
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
 
You can also download or order hard copies of our patient booklets and factsheets which cover all aspects of bowel cancer.
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Nutrition Advisor

A diagnosis of bowel cancer involves some major changes to diet and lifestyle.
 
You may still feel in shock, emotionally drained or physically very weak – but it's still vitally important to try and look after yourself and build up your strength, both mentally and physically.
 
Food and diet can often cause problems on your road to recovery. You may not be able to tolerate some of the foods you once enjoyed and your new bowel habits might be hard to come to terms with.
 
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
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Stomal Therapy Nurse Advisor

Bowel Cancer Australia's stomal therapy nurse adviser is experienced in caring for people who have had surgical treatment for their bowel cancer and require a temporary or permanent ileostomy or colostomy.
 
Fear of living with 'a bag' is common in bowel cancer patients but can be significantly eased with the right advice and practical support.
 
The advisory service provides pre and post-operative support and advice on what to expect if this operation is being considered, stoma care and management, and stomal reversal.
 
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
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Rectal Cancer Nurse Advisor

Bowel Cancer Australia's Rectal Cancer Nurse Advisor is experienced in caring for patients who have been diagnosed with rectal cancer and require concurrent treatments, such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.
 
The Rectal Cancer Nurse Advisor helps patients manage the side effects of the radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Support is also tailored to assist patients in preparing for pre- and post-surgery.
 
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
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Peer-To-Peer Support Network

Bowel Cancer Australia's Peer-to-Peer Support Network, is a voluntary community of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or via a family member.
 
Bowel Cancer Australia is committed to supporting individuals and their families through all stages of their journey.
 
We are working hard to ensure ongoing awareness and support following a bowel cancer diagnosis.
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Talk to Others (Online Forum)

Join Bowel Cancer Australia's online forums hosted by Healthshare and Beating Bowel Cancer to connect with people who know what you are going through.
 
You can ask questions about bowel cancer or start a discussion, share personal experiences, create interest groups, download information sheets, offer and receive support all on the new Australian online forum.
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If you have been experiencing any of the higher-risk symptoms of bowel cancer for 3 weeks or more, your GP will want to see you.
 
Some people struggle with working up the courage or finding the time to make this important appointment, and this delay only increases the worry and fear.
 
Your GP will listen carefully to your concerns. They will encourage you to talk about the symptoms you have been having, including those problems affecting your bottom and your bowel habits. Whatever you have to say, they will encourage and support you to share your concerns with them, so that they can help you. 
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Bowel Cancer Austraila's Helpline

You can contact Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse Advisers any time for advice. Please send your questions using the form below and you will receive a response within 5 working days.
 
Alternatively, please call Bowel Cancer Australia's helpline on 1800 555 494 (open 9-5pm weekdays)
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