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Bowel cancer






Nurse specialists:

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Appointments:  020 7188 8045 or 020 7188 3755

Nurse specialists: 020 7188 5973

Consultants:  020 7188 4249


Cancer Centre at Guy's, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Map of the Cancer Centre at Guy's (4.66MB)

We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Bowel cancer is also known as colorectal cancer. This is because it includes colon cancer and rectal cancer.

We'll support and care for you throughout your treatment for bowel cancer.

This includes:

  • specialist education and advice
  • palliative care (improving quality of life and pain relief)
  • close working with your GP and local hospital

Your treatment depends on the type and stage of your cancer. You may have radiotherapychemotherapy or both. You may also need surgery, before or after your treatment.

We review treatment plans at a weekly meeting with everyone involved in your care.

We can refer you for:

  • benefits and welfare advice
  • complementary therapies
  • diet advice
  • help with transport
  • psychological therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy

Our site at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup also provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

We work with our partners at:

  • King's College Hospital
  • Princess Royal Hospital, Orpington
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
  • Lewisham Hospital

Research and clinical trials

We may run a clinical trial that is suitable for you. You ask your consultant for more information.

Health information

Macmillan Cancer Support has free information and emotional support for people with cancer. They have information about:

  • cancer types
  • treatments and what to expect
  • support groups and organisations

Bowel Cancer UK has information, support forums and advice for people with bowel cancer.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has guidance for patients and carers about their treatments. This can help you make decisions about your care.

Cancer Research UK provides information and support about cancers and treatments.


The bowel cancer support group is here to support anyone affected by bowel cancer, at any time.


Our bowel cancer service consultants: