Different types of cancer

You might have lots of questions about the type of cancer that you, or your relative or friend has – what causes it, how it’s treated and how the treatment might feel. 

Nurses and doctors at the hospital will be able to tell you more about this, but we have written some key points about different types of cancer which we hope might answer some of your questions.

Click on the type of cancer you’re interested in to find out more:


CLIC Sargent storybooks are another really good way of understanding different illnesses, such as Joe has leukaemia and Mary has a brain tumour. We can send you a free copy to read at home.

Updated April 2018, next review due 2021.