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Secondary cancer information

Secondary cancer occurs when cancer cells spread from the first (primary) tumour through the lymphatic or blood system to other parts of the body.    

General information
Click on the coloured text links below for general information which you may find helpful:          

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.            


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.        

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.  

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.                

Further information  

If you know the primary site of your cancer, more information can be found by clicking on the appropriate link in the specific cancers section of this website.       

If you would like more information, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.  Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.          

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.   

This page last reviewed 08/07/2024