Mark Cheetham Colorectal and general Surgeon at the Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital Shropshire Mark cheetham Colorectal and general surgery at the Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital in Shropshire Mark Cheetham MD FRCS Colorectal & General Surgeon

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a test to look around the large bowel with a camera. Before having a colonoscopy you will need to prepare the bowel by taking strong laxatives More >

Laparoscopic surgery


Most bowel operations can now be done laparoscopically (with keyhole surgery) More >

Staging bowel Cancer

The treatment for bowel cancer depends on how far the cancer has spread (we call this the stage of the cancer) More >

Staging Bowel Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects about 35,000 people every year in the UK.

When a bowel cancer has been diagnosed, doctors will usually arrange tests to see how far the bowel cancer has spread in order to give an idea of the chance of cure and to plan suitable treatment. The commonly used test are:



The exact stage of bowel cancer is determined after an operation to remove the cancer.


Dukes’ stage for Bowel cancer

The Dukes’ staging system divides bowel cancers into 4 groups.


Dukes’ A - a small cancer which hasn’t grown through the bowel wall or spread to lymph glands


Dukes’ B - a cancer which has grown through the bowel wall but hasn’t spread to lymph glands


Dukes’ C - a cancer which has spread into the lymph glands


Dukes’s D - a cancer which has spread to other organs often the liver or the lungs


by Mark Cheetham, Colorectal Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital.

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Staging Bowel Cancer

The chance of curing bowel cancer depends on the degree of spread of the cancer at the time of treatment. This is called the stage of the bowel cancer.

Surgery for bowel cancer


The type of operation needed for bowel cancer depends on where the tumour is in the bowel More >

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy involves giving strong anticancer drugs either into a vein or in tablets. Chemotherapy is used either to reduce the risk of cancer spreading  More >

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