Finding out about cancer

When you need to know about cancer, there may be a lot of things on your mind. Hopefully you’ll find some of the answers you’re looking for here. But don’t forget, your GP will also have time to talk to you and there are many support organisations that can help.

Cancer. What is it?

Often, a cancer diagnosis leads straight into conversations about treatment. Here, we’ll explain a bit more about the condition itself.

Find out more about cancer

Diagnosis

The earlier you get a cancer diagnosis, the faster you can get treatment. Here you’ll find information about symptoms and getting a diagnosis.

Find out more about diagnosis

Types of cancer treatment

Chemo or chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted drugs. What are they? What do they involve?

Find out more about types of cancer treatment

Reducing the risks

Research shows that more than 40% of cancer can be linked to lifestyle choices. Read more about little changes that could make a big difference.

Find out more about reducing the risks

Support for cancer

A diagnosis of cancer can be very worrying. But there’s help out there to give you practical support in every aspect of your life.

Find out more about support for cancer

When someone else has cancer…

It’s hard to know what to say if someone you know gets diagnosed with cancer. This is the first part of our guide to helping others after a diagnosis.

Find out more about when someone else has cancer

How can I help someone with cancer?

It’s also hard to know what you can do to help if someone you know gets diagnosed with cancer. This is the second part of our guide to helping others after a diagnosis.

Find out more about how to help someone with cancer

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