Patient library page

Patient information library

Information for patients of The Royal Marsden, and their family and carers, to help you understand your diagnosis, treatment and what to expect when you come to our hospital.


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Tests and investigations to help diagnose and plan treatment

Supportive care

Support, practical help and complementary therapies for cancer patients


Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other treatments

Your hospital experience

How to prepare for your visit to hospital and what to expect

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Breast cancer

Invasive and non-invasive breast cancers

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Prostate cancer

Cancer that starts in the prostate gland

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Soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas

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Blood cancers

Blood cancers

Myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma

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Gastrointestinal cancers

Includes bowel and stomach cancers

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Gynaecological cancers

Includes cervical and ovarian cancers

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Cancer Patients' Voice

Visit the new online platform that gives patients, carers and members of the public the chance to to make a difference to cancer research and care.

Still not sure? Talk to us.

If you have any questions about the information here, please talk to your doctor or nurse. Or contact us if you have any general questions.

Cancer registration

If you are diagnosed with cancer, your NHS team will record information about you and your care. This is shared with the National Cancer Registry. Cancer registration is how we know how many people are getting cancer and what type.