Strike action between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023.

Consultants will be striking on 19 to 20 September 2023. Consultants will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

Junior doctors will be striking on:

20 September 2023 – strike with emergency care still provided
21 to 22 September 2023 – full walkouts for 48 hours

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Hormone therapy

Hormones are natural substances made by glands in our bodies. They are carried around the body by the bloodstream and act as messengers to tell parts of the body to start or stop doing something.

Hormone therapy is a way to use hormones to help fight cancer. It uses medicine to block or lower the amount of hormones in the body. This can then stop or slow down the growth of cancer.

It is only suitable for certain cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and womb (uterus) cancer. Your doctor will discuss with you if hormone therapy is suitable to treat your type of cancer.

Last updated: March 2023