Cancer patients may receive a range of services, treatments and care, including diagnosis, treatments and therapies, follow-up aftercare and palliative care.
Services, treatments and care are delivered by multi-disciplinary teams, including oncologists (specialist cancer doctors), consultants from other medical disciplines, nurses, a wide range of ancillary staff and clinical trials teams.
Some cancer patients choose to take part in clinical trials, resulting in benefits in terms of earlier detection and diagnosis, more effective treatments and improved methods of care.
For information about the services, treatments and care that are available; staff who are involved in looking after patients; and clinical trials, please see the side menu.
At Cambridge, the Cancer Services Division at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing services, care and treatment for around 4,000 new patients each year, through being both the local hospital for patients living in the Cambridge area and a regional centre for rarer types of cancer.