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:


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.

Last updated: March 2023