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.
We offer a large range of services, support and information, these include:
- Information and support at our Macmillan unit
- Talk to a 'Big C' funded Welfare Advisor to receive guidance on welfare and financial issues
- Palliative day care with treatment rooms
- A blood taking service
- Wig consultations
- Look good, feel better classes
- A chemotherapy suite
- Support groups
- How to find our Macmillan Centre
- Transport information (includes travel information for Addenbrooke's Hospital)
- What to expect if you have been referred to our oncology clinic
- Advice on cancer information prescriptions
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Services User Group
- Paediatric oncology service
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.
We are currently fundraising to buy extra chemotherapy equipment, find out how you can help.
Contact the team
You can talk to:
- The Macmillan reception on 01553 613413
- The Macmillan information and support office on 01553 613985
- Our lead cancer nurse and Matron, Dawn Slack on 01553 613897
- The Acute Oncology Nurse Specialist team on 01553 613613 extension 4558
- Palliative day care on 01553 613516