The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We have a history of over 100 years of leading cancer care.
Based in Manchester, we provide a networked service to a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, delivering care as close to patients’ homes as possible. As a national specialist centre, around a quarter of our patients come to us from across the UK.
The Radiology Service provides diagnostic, staging, re-staging and interventional procedures for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to treat disease. It can be given both externally and internally. Developments in radiotherapy allow us to target tumours with more accurate doses of radiation than ever before. Greater accuracy means that fewer healthy cells are damaged, which in turn means that stronger doses can be given, making treatment more effective and, sometimes, shorter.
We offer physiotherapy and occupational therapy to all inpatients during their treatment. Your medical team can refer you for this service, or you can ask them to refer you.