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Cancer is not a single disease with a single cause and a single type of treatment. If you or someone close to you has only recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may still be coming to terms with this and learning more about the condition.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. There is more information in our About cancer| section.
Cancer and its treatments can have specific physical effects that may limit your ability to travel.
It’s important to speak to your doctor before you make any plans. They can tell whether your cancer or its treatment could make travelling unsafe and what precautions you may need to take if you do travel.
Content last reviewed: 1 October 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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Health professionals and people affected by cancer share information in our series of cancer information videos.
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