Making treatment decisions

Understanding your diagnosis

Find out what to expect when you first visit your doctor. You can also understand what might help your medical team to plan your treatment if you do have cancer.

  • General information

    Just been diagnosed

    Just been diagnosed with cancer? We're here for you every step of the way. There are many ways we can help.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Staging

    The stage of a cancer describes its size and whether it has spread. This information helps doctors decide on the best treatment for you.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Treatment overview

    Your treatment will depend on the position of the cancer and its stage. You may need a combination of treatments.

  • General information

    My Cancer Treatment

    Macmillan is supporting a new online tool to help you make decisions about your treatment and care. The tool currently only covers England.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Before treatment starts

    You will see different specialists before treatment starts. They help prepare you for the effects of treatment and give you advice.