What is this?
Cancers in the pelvis can arise in a number of organs and invade into other organs. The commonest are colorectal, urological (bladder, prostate) and gynaecological (uterus, vagina, ovaries). Specialists in these areas often work together to treat these complex cancers.
What colorectal operations are required?
Resection of the rectum is often required. Parts of the bowel can also be used for reconstruction.
Will I need a bag (stoma)?
These complex operations often require permanent or temporary stomas. These can be for either or both bowel contents and urine.
What preparation is required?
Patients require full bowel preparation.