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Link to the NHS Information on cancer and useful links website

NHS: Information on cancer and useful links

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.

Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.

There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with its own methods of diagnosis and treatment. You can find out more about specific types of cancer by using the links on this page ... read more

Link to the NHS Chemotherapy website

NHS: Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a type of treatment for cancer where medicine is used to kill cancer cells.

It kills the cancer cells by damaging them so they cannot reproduce and spread ... read more

Link to the NHS Radiotherapy website

NHS: Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a treatment that involves the use of high-energy radiation. It is commonly used to treat cancer.

Almost half of all people with cancer have radiotherapy as part of their treatment plan.

Radiotherapy is also sometimes used to treat benign (non-cancerous) tumours and other conditions – such as thyroid disease and some blood disorders ... read more

Link to the St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey website

St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey

We aim to provide first class, high quality care for all of our patients in a friendly and professional setting.

Our services have received national recognition and praise and patients benefit from the latest and innovative treatments available, delivered by a team of committed and highly skilled staff.

This section provides an overview of the services we offer what to expect as a patient at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre. ... read more

Link to The Fountain Centre website

The Fountain Centre

The Fountain Centre is a charity for cancer patients, their families and carers located in the St Luke’s cancer unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. We offer advice, counselling and a huge range of complementary therapies, in a calming and relaxed atmosphere ... read more

Link to the Cancer Research UK website

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity[5][6] it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease ... read more

Link to The Royal College of Radiologists website

The Royal College of Radiologists

The role of The Royal College of Radiologists is to advance the science and practice of radiology and oncology, further public education and promote study and research through setting professional standards of practice ... read more