During the month of October we spread awareness for Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) World Awareness Day (25 October) . 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.
Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. The treatment you need depends on the type of breast cancer you have as well as your general health. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiotherapy.
If breast cancer spreads to another part of the body, it is called secondary breast cancer.
Primary liver cancer is cancer that started in the liver. This section is mainly about the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
If you have cancer that started in another part of your body and has spread to your liver you need to go to our information about secondary liver cancer.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of blood cancers. You might also hear doctors call them myelodysplasia or MDS for short. With these syndromes, the bone marrow doesn’t work properly and makes abnormal blood cells. Some people with MDS do not need treatment for many years.
Some people with MDS go on to develop acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). How they progress depends on:
the type of MDS
the risk of that type changing into AML
We have information on the different types of MDS, the treatments that are available and where to get support to help you cope.