Whether you can have surgery and the stage of your cancer
You may have been told whether or not you can have surgery to remove the cancer.
Or your doctor may tell you the stage of your cancer – this explains how big the cancer is and if it has spread. Your doctor will explain what this means and how it affects your treatment options. Some doctors may focus on whether you can have surgery and not tell you the stage. If you haven’t been told the stage but would like to know this, ask your doctor.
Your test results should be sent to your GP, and you may be sent a copy of the letter. This might include the stage of your cancer. If there’s anything in the letter that’s not clear, ask your GP or medical team to explain it. Our specialist nurses can also help explain things.