We’ve created a new account area offering personalised cancer information and support
We’ll send you regular emails to support you through diagnosis and beyond.
If you go to your GP with any symptoms, they will examine you and may arrange some tests.
A team of doctors, nurses and other specialists work together to plan your cancer treatment. We have practical tips for talking with healthcare staff.
Your medical team will use different tests and scans to see if you have cancer. They may also use them to find out more about the cancer.
Waiting for test results can be a worrying time. You may find it helpful to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
Being diagnosed with cancer means having to deal with issues and situations that may worry you and cause uncertainty.
These questions could help you understand your options and make decisions.
Doctors will stage and grade the cancer using further tests. This helps them to choose the most appropriate type of treatment.
A prognosis gives an idea about whether the cancer can be cured and what may happen in the future. Find out more about what it is and how doctors estimate a prognosis.
Talking about cancer can be hard. But it is important to think about who you want to know and how to talk to them about it.
When you are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, some information about you, your cancer diagnosis and your treatment is collected in a cancer registry.
If you are a young person who is living with cancer, we have information and support especially for you.