The cause of bowel cancer can be old age, cancer amongst family members, certain inflammatory conditions of the bowel, alcohol abuse and the presence of protuberances in the lumen of the bowel, known as polyps. Patients may have bleeding from the anus, diarrhoea or constipation, abdominal pain or a feeling of a mass in the anus while defecating. Patients are diagnosed with the help of a flexible telescope inside the bowel which extracts tissue for a biopsy for examination by a colorectal surgeon or oncologist.
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Hospitals and clinics covered by:
Private hospital run by Nuffield Health
Glasgow, G12 0PJ
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Private hospital run by BMI Healthcare
Glasgow, G52 3NQ
Dundee, DD2 1LJ
Aberdeen, AB10 1RW
Private hospital run by Spire Healthcare
Edinburgh, EH22 1FE
Stirling, FK7 9PU
Edinburgh, EH12 6UD