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.

  • Bowel cancer

    Staging and grading of rectal cancer

    The stage and grade of the cancer describes its size, whether it has spread and how quickly it may develop.

  • General information

    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.

  • Rectal cancer

    Treatment overview for rectal cancer

    Treatments for rectal cancer include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Often a combination of these treatments is used.