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.

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An update on treatment breaks

We’re still awaiting the draft of the new NHS England Treatment Break Policy and a date for publication. The temporary guidance allowing for treatment breaks will remain in place until this new policy is published, which is now expected by the end of September 2022.

If you are having issues getting a treatment break please point your healthcare team to this document which details the temporary guidance:

Today we've also shared new research that suggests that providing a break in treatment could not only benefit quality of life for patients, but also save NHS England £1.2billion.

Follow the link to read more about this:

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