During the month of March we spread awareness for FOUR different types of cancer, Ovarian, Bowel, Prostate and Brain. We have lots of information regarding these types of cancers including What they are, symptoms to look out for, diagnosing and treatments. Please see below for more information and follow the links to the Cancer Research website for each type.
Ovarian cancer is when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to grow and divide in an uncontrolled way. They eventually form a growth (tumour). If not caught early, cancer cells gradually grow into the surrounding tissues. And may spread to other areas of the body.
There are different types of ovarian cancer. The type depends on the type of cell the cancer started in.
Bowel cancer means cancer that starts in the large bowel (colon) and the back passage (rectum). It is also known as colorectal cancer. Your treatment depends on where the cancer starts in your bowel.
The bowel is split into 2 parts – the small bowel and the large bowel. The large bowel includes the colon, the rectum and the bowel opening (anus).
This section is about colon and rectal cancer. We have separate sections about anal cancer and small bowel cancer.
Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate gland is found at the base of the bladder and is about the size of a walnut.
It is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Some trans women and non-binary people (who are born male) can also get prostate cancer.
Tumours that start in the brain are called primary brain tumours. Tumours can start in any part of the brain or related structures. This section is about primary brain tumours in adults.
Cancers that have spread to the brain from somewhere else in the body are called secondary brain tumours or brain metastases.