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.