Aims and Objectives

The aim of this website is to provide general information on cancer and cancer treatment, with particular reference to the patients in Cornwall.

It will outline oncological i.e. non surgical treatments of cancer, reviewing the roles of radiotherapy (X-ray treatment), chemotherapy, hormonal therapies, targeted therapies (e.g. monoclonal antibodies), immunotherapies (trying to make the natural immune system more effective against cancer cells) and other supportive treatments. Further details on these are available in the "What is oncology?" section.

How a specific cancer in a particular patient is treated will depend on a number of factors. These include the tumour type, location of the tumour, previous treatments received and a patient's general health and wishes. This means that treatment should be individualised and discussed with an oncologist. This is beyond the scope of this website, but if you would like further details on this, please do use the contact details provided.