Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust 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. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

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:


Salivary gland cancer

Cancer that starts in the salivary glands is very rare.


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.

Last updated: March 2023