Local cancer support services
NHS Cancer information
The NHS Cancer support pages offer advice, support and also related facts.
Over one in every third person will suffer with cancer in their life. When cells grow and reproduce in an uncontrollable manner this is what is know as cancer and it can affect almost all parts of the body actively destroying healthy tissues including organs. There are almost 200 different types of cancer and the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat. If you become aware of any changes to your body including sudden weight loss, an unusual growth or lump, blood in your faeces or urine always go and speak with your doctor.
Making simple changes to your routine and lifestyle choices can significantly reduce your risk of cancer. Enjoying a healthy diet (with plenty of fruit and veg); daily exercise; keeping a healthy weight and avoiding substances such as tobacco and alcohol will help keep you well.
Page last reviewed: 08 July 2022