Helpline
Speak to a registered nurse.
Call the Beating Bowel Cancer Helpline
(9-5:30 Mon - Thu, 9-4 Fri)

020 8973 0011

or email nurse@beatingbowelcancer.org

Patient-to-patient support service

Need support from someone who’s been through it?

 

At every stage of your bowel cancer experience you will have questions and concerns. Members of Bowel Cancer Voices, our national network of individuals affected by bowel cancer, are willing to support other patients by telephone or email. Talking to someone else who has been through a similar procedure or therapy can be enormously valuable and reassuring.

 

We can put people in touch with each other; matching them by their stage of bowel cancer and treatment pathway. Relatives of patients also regularly benefit from this service, either speaking to others who have a loved one with bowel cancer or to those directly affected.

 

If you think this service would help you, we will talk through your experience of bowel cancer and any other concerns you have and then match you with someone with a similar history. We will then arrange for a Bowel Cancer Voice to make contact at a time convenient to you. You don’t have to become a member of Bowel Cancer Voices to receive patient support.

 

If you are interested in receiving support or just talking to somebody who knows how you feel, then please get in touch. We’ll always do our best to find the right person for you to talk to, and the feedback we receive proves how worthwhile this important service is.

 

Giving support

As a Bowel Cancer Voice you can offer support to others affected by bowel cancer. Your details will never be disclosed to anyone without your permission and we send you guidelines on giving support to read before you start.

 

As a member of Bowel Cancer Voices who provides support, you can of course use the group for support when you need it yourself.

 

If you are interested in joining Bowel Cancer Voices or would just like to find out a little more about the group then we would love to hear from you. Please contact our nurses.

“With the operation to remove my tumour looming I felt that I needed some additional support – to talk to someone who had been through it too. Beating Bowel Cancer put me in touch with another patient quickly and it was an enormous relief to share some of my worries and concerns with someone other than close relatives and friends. I would recommend it to anyone facing a battle with bowel cancer.” Peter (68, Kent)

“Beating Bowel Cancer put me in touch with another patient quickly and it was an enormous relief to share some of my worries and concerns ”