Cancer Information

Cancer types

There are over 200 different types of cancer; some are more common than others. There is a wealth of information about each individual cancer type available on the Macmillan Cancer Support Website.

Please remember that some of the information may not be relevant to the Isle of Man, so if you have any questions please check with your Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre on 01624 650735.

Links for some of the more common cancers:-


Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Support is available on the Island from the Clinical Nurse Specialist team. Their contact details are listed below:

Specialism Telephone Number 
Breast Nurse Specialist 650194
Colorectal (Bowel) / Stoma Nurse Specialist 650212
Urology Nurse Specialist 650235
Ear, Nose & Throat Nurse Specialist 650229
Nurse Specialist for Oncology & rarer tumours 650162
Lung Nurse Specialist 650086
Palliative Care Team 647475

Support from the MCISS

We hope you find the information that you need. If there is anything you can’t find, please contact the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service (MCISS).

They can be found at the Main Entrance to Noble’s Hospital in Douglas, and are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. You can contact them by phone on 01624 650735 or email them.