Types of cancer

Breast, prostate and lung cancer account for almost half of the UK’s new cancer cases each year, but cancer is a disease that can develop in many parts of the body. The risk of developing a particular cancer depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person.

Bladder cancer

Not smoking may reduce your risk of bladder cancer

Our research explained

Bowel cancer

Eating well and being a healthy weight can prevent bowel, or colorectal, cancer

More on bowel cancer

Breast cancer

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some stage in their lifetime

Ways to cut your risk

Cervical cancer

Find out more about this cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk

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Gallbladder cancer

Being a healthy weight can help to protect against gallbladder cancer

Am I at risk?

Head and neck cancer

Being a healthy weight and not drinking alcohol can reduce your risk of this cancer

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Kidney cancer

Smoking and excess body fat increase your risk of developing this cancer

Ways to reduce your risk

Liver cancer

Drinking alcohol, and being overweight or obese, increase the risk

More on liver cancer

Lung cancer

Not smoking is the best way to cut your risk but not taking supplements is important too

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Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is rare but there are ways to reduce your risk

Are you at risk?

Oesophageal cancer

Cancer of the oesophagus is becoming more common but you can reduce your risk

What are the risk factors?

Ovarian cancer

Find the most up-to-date advice on ovarian cancer and how to reduce your risk

Understand the factors

Pancreatic cancer

Being a healthy weight can help to protect against pancreatic cancer

What is the pancreas?

Prostate cancer

Around 130 cases of this cancer are diagnosed in men in the UK every day

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Skin cancer

Being safe in the sun is the best way to reduce your risk of skin cancer

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Stomach cancer

Cutting down on alcohol can help to cut your risk of stomach cancer

More information

Womb cancer

Being active can reduce your risk of womb, or endometrial, cancer

Find out more

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