Diagnosis of a bowel or colon condition may mean some short or long-term lifestyle changes are required. In many cases, additional support may be needed to complement a clinical treatment program.
If you've received a diagnosis for an ongoing condition, or you're about to undergo surgery or treatment, you may find the information found on the following list of third party resources useful.
Cancer Council Australia
The Cancer Council is a national not-for-profit organisation with a core focus to make life easier for those living with cancer. Offering a range of support services in your local community, The Cancer Council funds research and education and runs patient programs that make superior treatment and care more accessible for all patients.
Bowel Cancer Australia
Early detection is essential for a positive outcome in the treatment of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to educate on the signs and symptoms of the disease to contribute to the prevention and management of the illness. Working in conjunction with health organisations and the government, Bowel Cancer Australia provides a range of support services to patients and their families.
Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
CSSANZ is the professional body that represents specialist colorectal surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Members are committed to their professional development and maintaining standards of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and management of colorectal conditions.
Crohn's and Colitis Australia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is the umbrella term for gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn's Disease and colitis. Conditions of this nature often have a long-term impact on the lives of the patient and their families. Crohn's and Colitis Australia offers education and support services to make life more liveable for those living with IBD.