All about cancer
People often think of the word cancer as describing a single disease with a single cause, like 'flu or HIV. But this is misleading.
Cancer is the name given to a range of specific illnesses resulting from one of our body's own cells growing out of control. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with different causes and symptoms requiring different treatments.
In this section you can find out how cancer develops, how it is treated, and how we're tackling it through ground-breaking research. It is only through research that we can understand cancer and develop more effective ways to beat it.
Question about cancer? Contact our information nurse team