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
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
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
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