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    White coat syndrome after bowel cancer

    I am 16 months post op from having a right hemicolectomy for stage 2 bowel cancer. Thankfully, I did not require chemotherapy and all of my 3 monthly checks have been clear including my 12 month MRI and colonoscopy. Since my health scare, I have developed anxiety when seeing the doctor, no amount of self-talk helps, I just think the worst. Lately, my last three visits have seen a small spike in my blood pressure, not really high but higher than a text book, my doctor says this may be white coat syndrome. Is this a common thing with patients after cancer? And is it possible to reverse high blood pressure?
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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 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 Bowel Care Advisory Services team, one of our friendly Bowel Care Nurses would be very happy to get in contact with you to provide an individual response and advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/nurse


    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.

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