Where this information about cancer comes from

On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of the website.

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All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list.

We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had cancer, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.


National Cancer Institute (USA) – Information about cancer

Link to NCI website

Cancer Research UK Cancer Statistics

Link to Cancer Stats

Electronic Medicines Compendium

Link to Electronic Medicines Compendium website


Cancer: Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
VT De Vita, S Hellman and SA Rosenberg
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011  

Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness (11th edition)
Ross and Wilson
Churchill Livingstone, 2010

Body: An amazing tour of human anatomy
Robert Winston
Dorling Kindersley, 2005

The Textbook of Uncommon Cancers (4th edition)
Raghavan et al. 
Wiley, 2012

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Tobias J and Hochhauser D
Blackwell, 2010

TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (7th edition)
International Union Against Cancer    
L.H. Sobin, M.K. Gospodarowicz, Ch. Wittekind
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition)
American Joint Committee on Cancer
Springer, 2010

Specialist reviewers

Dr Nazia Mohammed, Consultant in Medical Oncology.

Dr Kat Arney, Senior Science Communications Officer, Cancer Research UK.

Jackie – Patient reviewer

Diagrams and videos

Dee McLean – MeDee Art, Medical Illustration

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