Cancer

Information on different cancer types and advice on living with cancer

Side effects

Practical issues

Emotional issues

Cancer types in adults

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Learn about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

Acute myeloid leukaemia

Learn about acute myeloid leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

Anal cancer

Learn about anal cancer, a cancer that affects the end of the large bowel

Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)

Learn about cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer that can develop in the bile duct

Bladder cancer

Learn about bladder cancer which can develop in the lining of the bladder

Blood cancer

Cancers that can develop in the blood including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma

Bone cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of primary cancer of the bones

Bowel cancer

Learn more about bowel cancer, one of the most common types of cancer in the UK

Brain tumours

Learn about both cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumours

Breast cancer (female)

Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in the UK

Breast cancer (male)

Breast cancer is often thought to affect women only, but men can also develop it

Carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid tumours

Learn about carcinoid tumours, and their symptoms known as carcinoid syndrome

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer develops in a woman's cervix, learn about its symptoms and how it can be prevented

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Learn about chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

Chronic myeloid leukaemia

Learn about chronic myeloid leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

Ewing sarcoma

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer

Eye cancer

Learn about melanoma of the eye, how it can be detected and its treatments

Gallbladder cancer

Learn about gallbladder cancer, a rare cancer that can develop in the gallbladder, a small organ beneath the liver

Hairy cell leukaemia

Learn about hairy cell leukaemia, a rare type of chronic leukaemia

Head and neck cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of cancers that can develop in the head and neck

Hodgkin lymphoma

Learn about Hodgkin lymphoma, an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system

Kaposi's sarcoma

Learn about Kaposi's sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the skin and internal organs

Kidney cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of kidney cancer, the eighth most common cancer in adults in the UK

Laryngeal (larynx) cancer

Learn about laryngeal cancer which develops in the larynx (voice box)

Liver cancer

Learn about symptoms and treatments of primary cancer of the liver

Lung cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of lung cancer, one of the most common cancer types in the UK

Malignant brain tumour (cancerous)

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of malignant brain tumours

Mesothelioma

Learn about mesothelioma, a type of cancer that develops in the outer lining of some of the body's organs

Mouth cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer

Multiple myeloma

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of multiple myeloma, a type of bone cancer

Nasal and sinus cancer

Learn about symptoms and treatments of cancer of the nasal cavity and sinuses

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Learn about nasopharyngeal cancer, a rare type that affects a part of the throat, nose and mouth

Neuroblastoma

Learn about neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that mostly affects children and young people

Neuroendocrine tumours

Learn about symptoms and treatments of neuroendocrine tumours, a wide-ranging and rare group of tumours

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Learn about non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that can develop in part of the circulatory system

Oesophageal cancer

Learn about oesophageal cancer, a cancer that can develop in the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach

Ovarian cancer

Learn about ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cancer among women

Paget's disease of the nipple

Learn about Paget's disease of the nipple, a rare type of breast cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Learn about cancer of the pancreas, a large gland that's part of the digestive system

Penile cancer

Learn about penile cancer, a rare type of cancer that occurs on the skin or tissue of the penis

Prostate cancer

Learn about prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK

Retinoblastoma

Learn about retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer that can affect young children

Skin cancer (melanoma)

Learn about melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body

Skin cancer (non-melanoma)

Learn about non-melanoma skin cancer which can develop in the upper layers of skin

Soft tissue sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in tissue that surrounds other organs and body structures

Stomach cancer

Learn about the symptoms, treatments and different types of stomach cancer

Testicular cancer

Learn about testicular cancer, a less common type of cancer which tends to affect men between 15 and 49 years of age

Thyroid cancer

Learn about thyroid cancer, a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland located at the base of the neck

Vaginal cancer

Learn about the symptoms and treatments of vaginal cancer, a rare type of cancer that can develop in a woman's vagina

Vulval cancer

Learn about vulval cancer, a rare cancer type that affects women

Womb (uterus) cancer

Learn about womb (uterus) cancer, also called uterine cancer and endometrial cancer

Cancer types in teenagers and young adults

Cancer types in children

Acute myeloid leukaemia: Children

Learn more about acute myeloid leukaemia, an overproduction of myeloid white blood cells

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: Children

Around three out of four childhood leukaemia cases are acute lymphoblastic

Brain tumours: Children

Read more about brain tumours in children, including signs and symptoms

Ewing sarcoma: Children

Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer most common in children and young people

Germ cell tumours

Learn more about germ cell tumours, a type of cancer that can develop in the cells that produce eggs or sperm

Hodgkin lymphoma: Children

Learn more about Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer

Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Information is about a condition called Langerhans cell histiocytosis which is classed as a type of cancer

Liver tumours

Information on liver tumours in children including symptoms and treatments

Neuroblastoma: Children

Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour in children that occurs outside of the brain and makes up 8% of the total number of children’s cancers.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Children

Information on non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer that can be found in children

Osteosarcoma

Information on symptoms and treatments of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer

Rare tumours

Childhood cancers are rare but there are a number of very rare types

Retinoblastoma: Children

Informtaion on retinoblastoma, an uncommon eye cancer that usually affects children under five

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Information on rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of soft tissue tumour

Wilms’ tumour

Learn more about Wilm's tumour, a type of kidney cancer in children