Bowel Cancer Surgery DVD and booklet

A Patient Information DVD about bowel cancer surgery


This is a DVD for patients having surgery for bowel (colorectal, colon, rectum) cancer. It was developed at York Hospitals, UK, and tells the story of a person having surgery for bowel cancer. It covers explanation of common terms such as colon, rectum etc, the investigations (tests before surgery including CT and MR scans and colonoscopy, preparation for surgery (including staging, radiotherapy, stoma sites and preparation etc), admission for surgery (the dressings, drips, catheters, drains care and the recovery) and the after care and follow up.

The DVD:

The bowel cancer DVD answers any questions such as:

  • What are the causes of bowel cancer?
  • How long will I be in hospital for?
  • Will I need a stoma?
  • What side effects are there?
  • What are the complications of bowel cancer surgery?
  • Will I be able to lead a normal life after bowel cancer surgery? etc.

The DVD provides information which supplements any verbal / written information you may have received. The DVD is divided into clear sections so that you can choose what information to access, when, and in what order of convenience.

The DVD is accompanied by a booklet which explains the various terms used in the DVD should you want more detailed explanations. The booklet has been written in straightforward English and has a crystal mark for clarity from the Plain English Campaign. DVD running time: 53 min.  If you want to have a free look at the DVD please click  Web Page

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