Study - Bowel symptoms after colorectal cancer

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel /Colorectal cancer (CRC) in the world. Research has shown that many bowel cancer survivors experience ongoing bowel problems often associated with depression, poorer physical health and distress. 

We invite you to participate in our research looking at physical, psychological and social adjustments made by people after Colorectal cancer (CRC) treatments. - more info at  or flyer.

If you are 18 to 65 years of age and have had a diagnosis of CRC, but are currently “cancer-free”, we are interested in hearing of your lived experiences.

Ultimately, the aim of this project is to understand how the social support networks, diet, exercise and other things enable people living after CRC to physically and psychologically adjust and manage their ongoing health.


The study will take approximately an hour to complete either by a face-to-face or Skype interview in which you are invited to discuss your experiences of living after a diagnosis of Colorectal cancer. We will also conduct an online survey amongst a sample of people living after a diagnosis for CRC to assess their bowel symptoms, the impact of these symptoms, quality of life, coping strategies, psychological status, and dietary behaviours. 

Your participation in this study will help contribute to the future development of an intervention to support adjustment in people after diagnosis and treatment for CRC.

If you are interested in participating, or would like to know more about the study, please provide your email address or telephone number below and we will contact you. We hope that you can help us with this research and we thank you for your time.


Cancer Voices South Australia


Ph.  0431 691 956 


PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068