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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Melanoma is a cancer that usually starts in the skin. It can either start in a mole or in normal-looking skin. About half of all melanomas start in normal-looking skin.


Mesothelioma is a tumour of the thin lining that covers the outer surface of most of the body's organs. This lining is called the mesothelium.

Mouth cancers

Mouth cancers can develop on the lip, tongue, the floor of the mouth or anywhere else inside the mouth.


Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow. You may also hear it called multiple myeloma or myelomatosis.