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    7 years post surgery-still issues

    My Grandfather had colon cancer in 2009 and a portion was removed. In 2012 he was diagnosed with rectal cancer and it was also successfully removed and everything was able to be rejoined so no stoma. He has chemo and radiation. He is now 87 and although cancer free, has complained about what he considers gas ever since. He gets a full feeling in his gut what he explains as air and cannot get relief from normal methods for long. Two gastroenterologists have thrown their hands up with no answers. Any assistance is ideas would be helpful. This is really affecting his way of 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 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 


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