Saima, a woman diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, is standing and smiling in a doorway. The wall to the left of Saima has colourful illustrations of flowers.

Treatable but not curable cancer

At least 130,000 people in the UK are living with 'treatable but not curable' cancer. This is cancer that can very rarely be cured, but can be treated to help manage symptoms or slow the progression of the cancer and extend people’s lives.

What is treatable but not curable cancer?