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    I am wondering what life will be like after having a Proctocolectomy?

    I am 25 and have been diagnosed with rectal cancer, possible lymph node, and Lynch Syndrome. I am having Proctocolectomy in 2 days and they are giving me a W pouch and ileostomy for 3 months until that heals. I am just wondering whether someone can tell me what life may be like post-op and later on in life.
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you very much for your enquiry.

    Due to the detailed nature of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum.

    If you'd like to send your questions through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse Adviser we'd be very happy to get in contact with you to provide an individualised response and advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=305&Itemid=305.

    In the meantime you may also be interested to read some of the information available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website including:

    •Living with bowel cancer - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=459&Itemid=303
    •Bowel cancer: What I Need to Ask - http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=325&Itemid=47

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia
    www.bowelcanceraustralia.org


    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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