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    Any advice on stage 1 bowel cancer recovery?

    I had stage 1 bowel cancer, which was operated on successfully 6 weeks ago. Would like advise & support on recovery process. Still in pain & have changed my diet, Surgeon said I can go back to a normal diet but I'm finding certain foods aren't agreeing with me, yesterday I vomited, my stomach was bloated & was in severe pain, I'm a person who can handle a lot of pain but this reduced me to tears. I went back to work 2 weeks ago, work as a Nanny to two little boys, 4 1/2 & 2yrs10mths, am 59 & still active. Would like to know who to talk to, all went very quick from be in diagnosed to surgery.....1 week 2 days....... so didn't have time for it to register, also advise on diet please. Thankyou Christine
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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 Christine.

    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.

    The Nurse will also be able to connect you with Bowel Cancer Australia's Nutrition Advisor, for some diet/nutrition advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at

    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

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

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

    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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