About the types of cancer we treat

Through our network of specialist hospitals, we have the expertise and technology to diagnose, treat and provide ongoing support to patients with all forms and stages of cancer, including many rare forms.


If you cannot find the information you are looking for, or require further information, please call our dedicated cancer care customer services team who will be able to help you further.

Cancer types

Adrenal cancer

There are two main types of adrenal gland cancer — phaeochromoctyoma and adrenocortical carcinoma.

Blood cancer

There are three main types of blood cancer — leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. 

Brain tumours

There are many types of brain tumour, which include gliomas, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas and pituitary tumours. 

Breast cancer

A type of cancer which mainly affects women. Men can develop breast cancer, although this is rare.   

Gastrointestinal cancer

All cancers arising within the GI tract, including the associated organs of the biliary system, liver, neuroendocrine system and pancreas, are classified as gastrointestinal cancer.  

Gynaecological cancer

Cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive system are called gynaecological cancers. This includes the vagina, womb, cervix and ovaries. 

Head and neck cancer

This includes cancer which affects the mouth and throat, including the larynx and thyroid. Head and neck cancer can also include rarer cancers of the nose, sinuses, salivary glands and middle ear.

Liver cancer

There are two main types of primary liver cancer, Hepatocellular carcinoma and Cholangiocarcinoma.

Lung cancer

There are two main types of primary lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. 

Melanoma/skin cancer

This is a type of cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or in normal-looking skin. Melanoma can also occur occur in the mouth, intestines or eye, but this is rare.

Neuroendocrine tumours

'NETs' is the abbreviation for neuroendocrine tumours. NETs come from the cells that have the ability to make hormones and can be found anywhere in the body.  


A rare type of cancer that can affect any part of the body. Sarcoma develops in the bone or in soft tissue such as muscles, nerves, fatty tissue or blood vessels.

Spinal cancer

A primary spinal cord tumour originates within the spine. Spinal cancer begins in the nerves of the spinal cord, or in the meninges that cover and protect it.

Urological cancer

Any cancer of the urinary tract, including cancer of the bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles and prostate, are defined as urological cancer.

Contact our experienced cancer team

Any questions about our cancer services or treatment? We're happy to advise you or help you book an appointment in London, Birmingham or Manchester with a cancer specialist consultant.

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020 7079 4344
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