Chapter 1: The role of the colorectal nurse specialist (Elaine Swan).
Chapter 2: Aetiology of colon and rectal cancer (Jonathan Stewart).
Chapter 3: Epidemiology and genetics (Lucy Burgess).
Chapter 4: Diagnosis and investigations (Yvette Perston).
Chapter 5: Treatments (Shelley Biddles).
Chapter 6: Consequences of rectal surgery (Jane Winney).
Chapter 7: Further treatment: chemotherapy and radiotherapy (Helen Ferns).
Chapter 8: Palliative nursing care (Claire Taylor).