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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 

You and your key worker 

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT)

Cancer App for local people

Designed for people living with and beyond cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Click the link above for details of how to download the app.

Cancer Registration

Click on the heading above to see the NHS leaflet about Cancer Registration. This is relevant to children and adults of all ages who have cancer.

Links to useful websites:

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 19/06/2023