Bowel cancer treatment and side effects

You can find lots of useful information about bowel cancer treatment on our website. You can also get information and support from our Ask the nurse service.


Grade 3

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a grade 3 (not stage) diagnosis and if they had a reoccurrence? My husband was diagnosed as stage 1 grade 3 and did not want to take the option for the bigger operation. He was told there was a 15% with grade 3 of a possible spread. There isn’t much info around for this and I was just really looking for some info from others?

Liz Blakelands

@cw1988 I hope that the charity nurses can help as suggested above. A problem with statistics for particular type of bowel cancer at certain stages is that often the study is on a very small amount of people. And did they have the same treatment as your husband? And how up to date are they. Treatments are changing fast so lots of studies are no longer relevant.

Sorry I can't be more helpful

Liz :x::x: