Bowel cancer
posted by PeterGovan1
29 July 2021

Rectum cancer

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi everyone 43 year old male, was told yesterday I had stage 2 bowel cancer.
I was told in the gastroenterologist opinion it hasnt spread to lymph nodes . He told me I have to have 4 months of chemoradiation and surgery which was a lot to take in. I am seeing a surgeon next week and will have scans after that. I'm terrified tbh , love to connect with other Patients

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commented by Cancer Nurse
10 August 2021

1 year ago

Hi Peter, 

Thank you for contacting the Irish Cancer Society. I am so sorry to hear about your bowel cancer diagnosis. This must be a difficult time for you. Talking can help to release some of the stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

The Irish Cancer Society offer a Survivor Support Service linked here that you may be interested in.

We also offer a free counselling service to people who have been impacted by cancer. The emotional side of cancer can have a huge impact on people, a trained counsellor can help you make sense of your feelings. I have attached a link to our webpage on counselling here.

I hope you find some of this information helpful. If you would like to avail of the survivor support or counselling services or have any other questions please contact one of our cancer nurses on the Support Line, Freephone 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind Regards,

Cancer Nurse

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