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Cancer - What is it?

What is cancer?


Cancer makes you feel ill.

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You can get cancer in any part of your body. 

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You can get cancer at any age.

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You may have a lump.

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You may bleed when you’re not meant to.

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You may go to the toilet more often.

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Tell someone you trust.

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You will have had some tests.

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There are lots of treatments.

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Your doctor will tell you what the best treatment is for you.

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You can say no to treatment.

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This leaflet is the first of a 3-part series:
1. What is cancer?
2. Radiotherapy scan at Velindre hospital
3. Radiotherapy at Velindre hospital

Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL
Tel: 029 2061 5888