Bowel cancer develops when abnormal cells in a polyp grow beyond the inner layer of the colon. The established treatment is surgical removal of a section of bowel and surrounding tissue but radiotherapy and chemotherapy can sometimes lower the risk of recurrence.
The treatment you receive for bowel cancer depends on how early on you are diagnosed, whether the cancer has spread, the type and size of the cancer, how aggressive it is, your general health and which part of your bowel is affected.
The earlier you are diagnosed, the greater your chances of making a complete recovery.
The different treatments for bowel cancer include: