There are many types of cancers which are not included in this app. To find out more information, speak to an adult you know.


The brain is your body’s control centre. It helps you think, taste, smell, hear, speak, feel and move. Brain cancer happens when abnormal cells start growing in the brain.

Treatment is usually surgery and radiotherapy.


Breasts are made up of skin, muscle, fat and glands (some of these glands produce milk when women have babies). Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast.

Treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Cervical cancer affects the cervix. The cervix is part of the uterus (say yoo-ter-us), the place where babies grow inside a woman’s body. The good news is that there’s a vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer. When girls start High School, they can get this vaccine. It protects against a virus (human papillomavirus or HPV), a main causes of cervical cancer.

Treatment for cervical cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


We have two lungs. Their job is to take in oxygen from the air to keep out bodies working.  Cancer cells can grow in the lungs if we breathe in dangerous chemicals, like cigarette smoke.

Treatment can include: surgery; chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


The skin is like the body’s plastic wrap. It protects us from heat, sunlight, infection and water. Melanoma starts when cancer cells grow on the top layer of skin or on layers of skin underneath.

Treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Our blood contains white blood cells that help clean germs out of our bodies. When white blood cells become cancerous, it’s called lymphoma (say lim-FOE-ma). Lymphoma can affect the stomach, chest, neck and other parts of the body.

Treatment includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Girls and women have two ovaries in the lower part of the tummy. They are close to the uterus (say yoo-ter-us), the place where babies grow inside a woman’s body.  Each ovary is about the size of an almond. Ovaries make hormones which gradually help a girl’s body become a woman’s body as she grows up.

Ovarian cancer is usually treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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