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.
Browse by category
Tests and investigations to help diagnose and plan treatment
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
Browse by cancer type
Invasive and non-invasive breast cancers
Cancer that starts in the prostate gland
Soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas
Myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma
Includes bowel and stomach cancers
Includes cervical and ovarian cancers
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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.