About us

An Acute Oncology Service covers the following patient groups:

  • Patients in whom a first diagnosis of cancer is made in the emergency setting.
  • Patients with known cancer who present as an emergency with acute complications of non-surgical treatment – including Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) or radiotherapy.
  • Patients with known cancer who are acutely ill because of the disease itself.

We provide a 24/7 telephone contact advice line for advice to patients, carers and professionals:

The Principal Role of the Acute Oncology Services:

  • Defining the most clinically appropriate care pathway
  • Improving patient experience
  • Communication with and signposting to appropriate specialist advice and services.
  • Training and education
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