Is southampton hospital good for cancer patients?
We are also well supported by the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, within the hospital. This is a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by cancer. It gives people with cancer, as well as their families, friends and carers, access to support, information and practical help.
What is oncology department?
Clinical oncologists are doctors who use radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat and manage patients with cancer. They also use a range of other treatments to treat cancers, without using surgery.
Why would you be referred to an oncologist?
Takeaway. You will likely be referred to an oncologist if your doctor suspects that you have the disease. Your primary care physician may carry out tests to determine if you might have cancer. If there are any signs of cancer, your doctor may recommend visiting an oncologist as soon as possible.
What does an oncologist do on first visit?
When a patient comes in for the first consultation, the oncologist will conduct a thorough examination. The oncologist will ask questions and review the patient’s health history. This will include an assessment of the scans and tests the person may have had beforehand.
Who are the team at University Hospital Southampton?
Your chemotherapy treatment will be supervised by your consultant who will monitor your progress regularly in their clinic. We work in teams, each specialising in the treatment of specific types of cancer, to give you continuity of care. As the region’s teaching hospital, we have specialist doctors in training to become future consultants.
Where is the Oncology Treatment Centre in Southampton?
We are located just off the A35. From the M27, exit at junction 3 onto the M271 and follow signs for the A35. From the M3, exit and junction 14 onto the A33 and continue to the A35. There is plenty of free on-site parking.
Who is the leader of the Southampton Cancer Centre?
Click here to get in touch with our Southampton Centre Leader, Kate. We’re open and continuing to treat without delay. Additional measure s are in place at our centre to ensure your safety during your visit.
How does chemotherapy work at University Hospital Southampton?
Chemotherapy treatment is administered by highly trained nurses in our chemotherapy unit, oncology wards and outreach treatment units. Find out more about our facilities. The chemotherapy clinic works closely with other departments around the hospital.