Information

We believe your oncologist and your specialist nursing teams are best placed to provide you with the information specific to your circumstances. We provide some general information within the following pages with links to other sites which we hope may be of some use.

Breast Cancer

The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Cancer that begins in the lobes or lobules is called lobular carcinoma and is more often found in both breasts than are other types of breast cancer. Read more

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a malignancy arising in the large bowel (colon) or the rectum (at the end of the colon). Broadly speaking patients may receive oncology treatment for colorectal cancer after an operation has been performed, when treatment may be given to reduce the chance of the cancer recurring. Read more

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds part of the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). Read more

 

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower part of the abdomen. It is shaped like a small balloon and has a muscular wall that allows it to get larger or smaller. The bladder stores urine until it is passed out of the body. Urine is the liquid waste that is made by the kidneys when they clean the blood. Read more

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