Oncology (cancer services)
Diagnosis and treatment of cancer in its various forms. As well as providing general cancer treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the department offers ground-breaking new treatments, including treatment of prostate and bladder cancers.
Radiotherapy can be given before or after surgery, or in
combination with chemotherapy. It is a form of treatment using high
energy x-rays or electrons and may be recommended for a patient as
a course of treatment. These types of radiotherapy do not make
you radioactive and you can safely mix with other people, including
children, at any time. Your treatment will be planned and
administered at the hospital by specially trained teams of
radiotherapy radiographers and you will be given instructions,
advice, information leaflets and as necessary.
For all enquiries, please call the enquiries line and follow the
Chemotherapy is a form of treatment that uses special
(cytotoxic) drugs and may be required according to the condition
being treated. The drugs are given in tablet form, by
intravenous injection or sometimes a combination of the two. If
chemotherapy is required your appointment will be arranged by the
chemotherapy unit staff.
Radiotherapy enquiries line:
Chemotherapy treatment room:
|01702 435555 ext 6127