1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. In the UK, the 4 most common types of cancer are:
There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way. You can find out more about different types of cancer, symptoms, and treatment on the NHS website.
More people are surviving cancer than ever before, but we know that we can save even more lives by catching more cancers early and starting treatment fast.
The NHS Long Term Plan aims to save thousands more lives each year by dramatically improving how we diagnose and treat cancer. You can read more about the Long Term Plan on the NHS website.
In Sussex, we work closely with the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance to improve the outcomes and experience for cancer patients.
If you are worried you might have signs of cancer please contact your GP practice in the first instance. Your GP will be able to arrange for you to get a diagnosis and treatment whether it is a cancerous or non-cancerous condition. If you are already undergoing cancer treatment and are waiting for surgery, your cancer team will be in touch about your treatment plan.