Cancer Services - Oncology and our specialist Macmillan unit
What is oncology?
The term oncology literally means a branch of science that deals with tumours and cancers. The word 'onco' means bulk, mass, or tumor while 'logy' means study.
Who are Macmillan?
Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and strive for better cancer care. For more information visit the Macmillan website.
Cancer Support Groups
Introducing our new cancer support and wellbeing groups.
We are providing a safe, supportive, and confidential space where you can ask any questions and talk about how you are feeling, with a professional specialist and other people who have been affected by cancer.
Join us in the Cancer Wellbeing and Support Centre on these dates and times for the group that best suits you:
- Lung cancer support group - last Monday of the month - 2pm to 3pm
- Eastern European cancer support group - last Thursday of every month – 6pm to 7.30pm
- ‘Grab a Cuppa’ cancer support group - first Thursday of every month – 10am to 11.30am
- Head and Neck cancer support group - second Thursday of every month – 2pm to 3.30pm
- Armed Forces Cancer Support Group 'Keep calm and brew up' - second Thursday of every month - 10am to 11.30am
- Cancer Care Support Group - last Monday of every month - 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Support, refreshments and a friendly face will be available, feel free to pop along.
We offer a large range of services, support and information, these include:
- A blood taking service
- Benefit and Welfare Rights Advisor (Funded by 'Big C) for guidance on financial issues
- Cancer Transformation Projects
- Cancer Wellbeing and Support Centre
- Cervical Screening
- Chemotherapy suite
- CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) Support Line
- Day treatment room
- Information and support at our Macmillan unit
- In Good Health - Cancer
- How to find our Macmillan Centre
- King's Lynn Breast Screening Service
- Look good, feel better classes
- Transport information (includes travel information for Addenbrooke's Hospital)
- Paediatric oncology service
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Services User Group
- What to expect if you have been referred to our oncology clinic
- Wig consultations
We have expanded our services
Work has completed on expanding our cancer care services in, what was an £840,000 project. This project has resulted in expanded chemotherapy services and a refreshed palliative day care room. Charity and hospital officials agree that these upgrades were vital in enabling us to continue to meet patient needs and improve their comfort and environment whilst receiving care.
Contact the team
You can talk to:
- The Macmillan reception: 01553 613413
- The Macmillan information and support office: 01553 613985
- Our Lead Cancer Nurse: 01553 613613 extension 2977
- The Acute Oncology Nurse Specialist team: 01553 613613 extension 4558
- Day Treatment Care: 01553 613516
- CNS Support Line: 01553 214610