Most people know very little about what a stoma is before they find themselves needing one. If and when stoma surgery is necessary, you may have a lot of questions. You can request informational materials about stoma surgery and stoma care from your stomal therapy nurse or from the local Dansac office. With these materials, you can learn from the experiences of people who already live with a stoma.
On this website you will find valuable information that can help you determine the best way to ask your healthcare providers the important questions you need to have answered before surgery.
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This pamphlet illustrates and describes the anatomical aspects of stoma surgery.
Follow four people, from 14 to 70, as they share their inspirational stories about life with a stoma.
Written for teens by teens, this special book is a real-world look into the issues most important to them.
A daily journal to record and track personal notes or any questions you may have after your stoma surgery.
This helpful online course charts life after stoma surgery for patients, their relatives, and their friends.