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.

  • 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.

  • Staging and grading

    Doctors will stage and grade the cancer using further tests. This helps them to choose the most appropriate type of treatment.

  • Cancer registry

    Each country in the UK has its own cancer registry: information that helps the NHS and other organisations to plan and improve cancer services.

  • 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.