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General information about cancer

This page is designed to give you some general information about cancer and sources of further information. 

For details of specific cancers, or advice about living with a diagnosis of cancer, please click on the links on the left hand side of the Cancer Information Centre front page.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) Information

We produce a booklet called "Your Local Cancer Services" - also known as "the orange booklet". The booklet contains information that previous patients and carers have said would be useful to cancer patients. All of our newly diagnosed cancer patients should be offered this booklet:

Your local cancer services 

Other useful UHL publications:

You and your key worker

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT)

The leaflet below contains useful information for visitors;

Visitors' Charter (Haematology and Oncology Wards)

Links to useful websites:

Information about cancer
From the Macmillan Cancer Support website.   

The Cancer Research UK Glossary may help you understand the medical terms associated with cancer and treatment.

Telephone helplines in languages other than English
If your preferred language is not English you may wish to speak to a healthcare professional in your own language.  For details of telephone helplines please click on the above link.

Other websites you may find useful

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Also produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer. 

Cancer Research UK 

Information on different types of cancer and living with cancer.

This page last reviewed 15/05/2018