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.

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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is cancer that develops in the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland in the body’s digestive system.

Penile cancer

Penile cancer (cancer of the penis) is rare. There are approximately 500 new cases in the UK every year. It is more common in men aged between 50 and 70.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men and is more likely to affect men over 50. It develops in the prostate, a small gland in the pelvis.

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP)

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) usually begins as a slow-growing tumour in the appendix. Occasionally, it can start in other parts of the bowel, ovary or bladder.