Bowel Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men over the age of 50 years. It causes symptoms of intestinal obstruction and bleeding per rectum. Early stage colon cancers are cured by surgery alone, and adjuvant chemotherapy may be needed for advanced cases. Screening programs are available for early detection. Metastasis in liver is the most common. Temporary or permanent colostomy are done as a diverting procedure or a permanent procedure for external drainage of faeces.
Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60.