To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,freefone the National Cancer Helpline
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Talk to us on our Helpline - 1800 200 700Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm Fri 9am-5pm
About the Helpline
What is cancer?
We'll talk you through the basics, including:
The types of cancer
The causes of cancer
The definition of cancer
How doctors diagnose cancer depends on the type of cancer they're testing for.
X-rays & scans
Treatments for cancer vary. Find out what they are, how they're effective and what their side effects are.
Learn about our Daffodil Centres.
Find out more about the National Cancer Helpline.
Learn about palliative care and how to get the support you need.
Find out about cancer in children and teenagers, and where you can get further support.
Know the full story with our glossary of cancer terms
Living with cancer can affect all areas of your life. Find out ways we can provide practical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients, their loved ones and carers.
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For more information on cancer types, tests, treatments, side-effects and how to cope, visit our publications section.
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