Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer


Sir William Rous Unit

Kingston Hospital

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About Us


Bowel or Colorectal – including colon & rectum

  • Surgery is carried out at Kingston Hospital
  • Chemotherapy is delivered in the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital
  • Radiotherapy is provided at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea or Sutton

For more information about different types of Bowel cancer and treatment please see the links at the bottom of this page.

Caring for someone with cancer

Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA)

If you have cancer, you often need care, support and information above and beyond the management of your condition.

At a holistic needs assessment, a doctor or nurse will discuss your physical, emotional and social needs. It’s about you as a whole, not just your illness.

This is a chance for you to share as much as you want about your worries and concerns. It will help us to clarify your needs and make sure you are referred to the relevant services.

It’s not compulsory, and if you decide not to have an HNA it won’t affect your care. But many patients find it useful because it identifies what help is available – and the doctor or nurse carrying it out can refer you to other services.

An HNA may be offered:

  • Around the time of diagnosis or start of treatment
  • When surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy has been completed
  • Any time a patient asks for one

Did you know? Compared to the national average, more patients treated for bowel cancer at Kingston Hospital have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is considered to be the gold standard – National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCAP)


Health and Wellbeing


·     Macmillan cancer support

·     Kingston Hospital Macmillan support

·    Cancer Counselling service

·     Emotional /anxiety:

·     Cancer Care Map

·     Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden

Contact Us

Consultant surgeons specialising in colorectal cancer surgery:
020 8934 6041 / 6045

Consultant Medical Oncologist:
020 8934 3061

Colorectal Nurse Specialists:
020 8934 3069

Further Support

Beating Bowel Cancer: 020 8973 0000, www.beatingbowelcancer.org

Bowel Cancer UK: www.bowelcancer.org.uk

Colostomy Association: 0800 328 4257, www.colostomyassociation.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support: www.macmillan.org.uk

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