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Cancer basics

Learn about the basics of cancer including what it is, how it spreads, key symptoms, risk factors and more.

Cancer basics

Cancer is a complex disease with many different types and causes. Understanding the basics is important for anyone wanting to reduce their risk, approach their diagnosis with confidence, or better support a loved one with cancer.

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Support for patients and carers

If you or someone you care about have cancer, find in-depth and practical information about your cancer diagnosis, treatment and further support.