Macmillan worked with a group of clinical experts to categorise certain types of cancer as treatable but not curable. Doctors generally agree that, with current standard treatment, curing these cancer types is very unlikely.
However, we know everyone with cancer is different. If you have a cancer type listed below, but are not sure if it means your cancer is treatable but not curable, please speak to one of the health professionals involved in your care.
You can also call our free Support Line, 7 days a week, 8am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00.
Types of treatable but not curable cancer
Some people develop treatable but not curable cancer if they have a different type of cancer (not listed above) that progresses or comes back.
If you're looking for information about a cancer not shown above, our list of cancer types has information about cancer, diagnosis, treatment and support.