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Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Types of cancer

By no means a single disease with a single treatment, there are over 200 types of cancer. Each type has its own name and treatment. Click on the links below to find out more about them.

Or find it alphabetically:

A

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis is not a skin cancer but it can develop into one. It is also called solar keratosis because it is caused by long-term exposure of skin to ultraviolet rays contained in the sunlight.

Adrenal gland tumours

Cancer in the adrenal glands can affect how the body produces hormones.

Anal cancer

Find out about anal cancer and the symptoms this rare form of cancer can cause.

B

Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and is usually very slow growing.

Bile duct cancer

Read more about bile duct cancer and the symptoms of this rare type of cancer.

Bladder cancer

Read more about bladder cancer and the treatments available for it.

Blood cancers

There isn’t just one type of cancer of the blood – there are many different blood cancers.

Bone cancer

Bone cancers can be primary or secondary cancers.

Bowel cancer

Read more about this type of cancer, also known as colorectal cancer.

Bowen's disease

Bowen's disease is a skin lesion that affects the top layer of the skin and can rarely develop into skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma.

Brain tumours

Read more about brain tumours and how they can affect your body.

Breast cancer in men

Read about this rare form of breast cancer that can develop in men.

Breast cancer in women

Find out the facts and symptoms of breast cancer.

Secondary bone cancer

Find out more about secondary bone cancer, also known as bone secondaries.

Secondary brain tumours

Read more about secondary brain tumours and their symptoms.

Secondary breast cancer

Find out about breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

C

Carcinoid tumours

Read about this rare type of cancer affecting the neuroendocrine system.

Cervical cancer

Find out about this type of cancer affecting over 2,900 women each year in the UK.

E

Ear cancer

Ear cancer is very rare and is usually a type of skin cancer.

Endocrine tumours

Find out about this type of cancer, affecting the endocrine system.

Eye cancer

Eye cancer is usually a type of skin cancer, called melanoma.

G

Gall bladder cancer

Read about this rare form of cancer that usually starts in the lining of the gall bladder.

Gastro oesophageal junction cancer

The gastro oesophageal junction is in between the oesophagus and the stomach.

Germ cell tumours

Germ cells start in egg cells and sperm cells. This type of cancer is a germ cell tumour.

Gullet - Oesophagus cancer

Read about the two main types of oesophageal cancer.

H

Head and neck cancer

Find out about cancer affecting tissues or organs in the head and neck.

K

Kidney cancer

Find out about this form of cancer which affects over 9,000 people in the UK every year.

L

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Read about this rare type of cancer that usually affects children.

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Read more information on AML, a rare form of leukaemia.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Find out more about the most common form of leukaemia.

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

Find out about this slow developing form of cancer.

Laryngeal cancer

Find out more about this type of cancer that affects the throat or neck.

Leukaemia

Read about chronic and acute leukaemias.

Liver cancer

Read about signs and symptoms of liver cancer.

Lung cancer

Read more information on the main types of lung cancer and some rarer lung cancers.

Lymphoma - Hodgkin

Read about this type of cancer which affects the body's immune system.

Lymphoma - non Hodgkin

Find more information about this cancer of the lymphatic system.

Secondary liver cancer

Read about a cancer that has started somewhere else in the body and spread to the liver.

Secondary lung cancer

Read about how cancer can spread to the lungs from another part of the body.

M

Melanoma

Read about this type of cancer, affecting the skin.

Mesothelioma

Read more about this type of cancer which affects the mesothelium.

Mouth cancers

Mouth cancers can develop anywhere inside the mouth like the lip or tongue.

Myeloma

Find out about this type of cancer, also known as multiple myeloma or myelomatosis.

N

Nasal cancers

Nasal cancers are cancers that develop inside the nose.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer starts in the upper part of the throat.

Neuroendocrine tumours

Read about the types of cancer affecting the neuroendocrine system.

O

Ovarian cancer

Read about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer - advanced

Find out more about this advanced type of cancer and how it can affect other organs in your body.

P

Pancreatic cancer

Find more information on cancer of the pancreas.

Penile cancer

Read about this rare form of cancer, symptoms of penile cancer and how doctors can diagnose the disease.

Prostate cancer

Find more information on the most common type of cancer in men.

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP)

Find out about this form of cancer that starts in the appendix.

S

Salivary gland cancer

Cancer that starts in the salivary glands is very rare.

Schwannoma

Read about this tumour that starts in the nerve sheath.

Secondary cancers (metastases)

When a cancer spreads elsewhere, this is a secondary cancer.

Secondary lymph node cancer

Find out more information about when cancer spreads to the lymph nodes.

Skin cancer

Find out about the three main types of skin cancer.

Soft tissue sarcomas

Find out more information about this rare type of cancer.

Spinal cord tumours

Read more about this type of cancer affecting the central nervous system.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer.

Stomach cancer

Read about adenocarcinoma, the most common type of stomach cancer.

T

Testicular cancer

Read more information about symptoms and how to carry out a self-examination.

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma

Read about this rare form of endocrine cancer that affects the thymus gland, located in the neck.

Thyroid cancer

Read about this uncommon form of cancer affecting about 2,300 people every year in the UK.

Tracheal - windpipe cancer

Find out more about this form of cancer affecting the windpipe.

U

Unknown primary cancer

Find out about CUP, a term which covers many different types of cancer.

V

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer is cancer that starts in the vagina.

Vulval cancer

Read about this rare from of cancer.

W

Womb - uterus cancer

Read about the symptoms and risk factors involved in this type of cancer

Last updated: March 2023