Patient Support, Care & Recovery
Bowel Cancer Australia provides practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer, building communities through shared experiences and creating a powerful voice for change.
Call the Bowel Cancer Australia Helpline on 1800 555 494.
Healthy eating can be a challenge, particularly for bowel cancer patients.
Making things easier and providing practical support is really important to us at Bowel Cancer Australia, so check out the helpful high and low fibre recipes, put together by Nutrition Adviser, Teresa.
We also have a range of nutritional resources developed specifically for bowel cancer patients.
My Cancer. My Voice.
Bowel Cancer Australia is calling on the Federal Government to urgently address concerning inequities in support and access to life-extending treatments for Australia's second deadliest cancer.
The call comes in the wake of results from the first national patient survey of its kind, released to mark the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June 2014, which shows Aussies with bowel cancer feel like they have the 'wrong cancer' due to lack of dedicated support services and low awareness.
Bowel Cancer Stories
Many of our Bowel Cancer patients and loved ones choose to share their story to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and to provide support to others who may be experiencing a similar situation.
On these pages you can read some of our patients' and loved ones stories. We are very grateful to everybody who chooses to share their story with us.
What I Need to Ask?
A bowel cancer diagnosis, or being told by your doctor that you may have bowel cancer, can come as quite a shock.
It is a time when you need to ask lots of important questions of your doctor and/or specialist. You will have many thoughts running through your head and may find it difficult to think clearly.
Below is a list of helpful questions you may like to ask your doctor and/or treating specialist.
Bowel Cancer Austraila's What I Need to Ask questions are categorised according to the different circumstances in which you may find yourself, as well as the type of treatment sought
Inaugural global standard in bowel cancer patient care
Bowel cancer patients are one step closer to a world-first standard in care thanks to an international collaboration between Bowel Cancer Australia and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).
Bowel Cancer Australia's sponsorship will support the ICHOM Colorectal Cancer Working Group, which brings together an international team, including Australian health professionals, clinicians and patients, to help establish the global standard.
Bowel Cancer App
In the era of personalised medicines and oral chemotherapy taken at home, Bowel Cancer Australia is getting Aussies ready for the future of patient care with a new bowel cancer app.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Mr Julien Wiggins said the days of the passive patient are long gone.
"The ways people seek information, their interaction with health professionals and how they manage their conditions are now significantly different to what they were a decade ago," he added.
Real Life Videos
Some of our Bowel Cancer patients and loved ones choose to share their story to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and to provide support to others who may be experiencing a similar situation.
On these pages you can watch our patient videos. We are very grateful to everybody who chooses to share their story with us.