Cancer treatment can be an incredibly challenging experience to have to go through. Our Oncology Nurse Specialists will provide you with individual expert advice and support, wherever you are on your treatment journey. They are highly trained in the administration of chemotherapy and follow UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) guidelines, ensuring you receive the highest standards of care at all times.
From the very beginning of your treatment, you will have access to a 24/7 on-call service managed by one of our Oncology Nurse Specialists. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, it is always very easy to contact us for advice and support.
The Oncology team includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work closely together to provide you with the highest level of care. They include:
- Consultant Oncologists
- Consultant Surgeons
- Consultant Radiologists
- Consultant Histopathologists
- Oncology Nurse Specialists.
Before any treatment starts, this highly experienced team will meet together to plan the best treatment for you and your specific needs. We know that during treatment, you may require access to a wider range of support. At The Alexandra Hospital, we can provide access to:
- Oncology Pharmacists
- Breast Care specialist Nurses
- Gynaecology specialist Nurses
- Urology specialist Nurses
- Stoma Nurses
- Lymphoedema specialists
- Pain Nurse specialists
- Pastoral care
- Psychological support and complimentary therapies.
Our Pathology department can provide rapid results for blood tests ahead of any treatment. Access to genetic testing and advanced genomics is also available at your consultant’s request.