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Location: Ground floor, Haematology/Oncology unit
Telephone: 01733 673119
Our dedicated cancer treatment unit cares for haematology and oncology patients.
As an inpatient, you will be allocated your own a nurse who will ensure you receive support, information and advice throughout your treatment.
Our oncology ward has 18 beds where you will receive treatment from specialist oncology nurses. The unit also includes facilities for teenagers and young adults.
We provide a wellbeing, support and information service for anyone affected by cancer. Our specialist staff are available to offer advice and a listening ear. We provide a range of support services at the centre as well as an environment where people can meet others in a similar situation so no one feels isolated or alone. Contact us via 01733 678570.
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells or make them less active. If you are having chemotherapy and feel unwell call 01733 678701 - this is a 24-hr open access line.
The type of chemotherapy treatment you are given depends on the type of cancer you have, where it started in your body, and whether it has spread to other parts of your body.
Chemotherapy may be used on its own or with other types of treatment such as surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapies, or a combination of these.
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Headstrong is a hair loss advisory service provided by the Cancer Wellbeing Service. Located in the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre. To book an appointment call: 01733 673118 or 01733 678570
Many patients with cancer will have radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Radiotherapy treatment aims to destroy cancerous tumours.
Radiotherapy treatment can be given before or after surgery or chemotherapy. If radiotherapy and chemotherapy are given at the same time, the treatment is called Chemoradiation. For some types of radiotherapy treatment, you may need to come into hospital each weekday for between two and seven weeks. In this situation, a small dose of radiotherapy is given each time to limit potential damage to healthy cells.
The department has a respected cancer research and trials unit. This means you have access to the latest medicine and treatment available. Contact us on 01733 673188.
We welcome relevant personal experiences to improve local cancer services and have an active Cancer Patient and Carer Involvement Group whose aims are to:
- Improve services for those affected by cancer
- Help bring about change in partnership with the health service
- Contribute to developing future services.
If you would like to have a say in how your cancer service is provided, please contact the Lead Nurse for Cancer and Palliative Care on 01733 673178 for further information on how you can become involved.