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Cancer Services

Cancer Services

At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we provide access to specialists for patients with suspected cancer to provide a quick and early diagnosis. Patients will be involved in all decision making and treated by dedicated cancer specialists with strong links to other cancer centres in the region. All patients diagnosed with cancer will be offered support from a clinical nurse specialist. A clinical nurse specialist is a qualified nurse who will be able to provide you with expert advice relating to your specific cancer.

Location

Ward 12, A27

Contact details
Opening hours

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Who we are

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, a team of health professionals will work together to plan the treatment they feel is best for you. This team is called a multidisciplinary team (MDT).Depending on the type of cancer you have and how it is treated, you may be seen by some or all of these healthcare professionals here at Airedale:

Surgeon – a doctor who specialises in a specific cancer type and does operations.
Medical oncologist – a doctor who specialises in treating cancer with chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.
Clinical oncologist – a doctor who specialises in treating cancer with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.
Haematologist – a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating blood disorders, including some cancers.
Pathologist – a doctor who studies cells and body tissues.
Clinical nurse specialist – an expert nurse who specialises in a particular area of health, such as cancer or a specific cancer type.
Radiologist – a specialist in x-rays and scans.

Airedale NHS image for cancer

My patient journey

Assessments, appointments and booking

My advice

What you need to know about the start of your patient pathway with us

Screening choices

More information about the options we provide

Coming to Hospital

What you need to know when coming to an appointment

What to expect on your visit

Our specialist services

Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Gynaecological Cancer
Haematological Cancers
Head and Neck Cancer
Lung Cancer
Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers
Urological Cancer
Mobile Cancer Care Unit

See our guide to Cancer Services

Cancer staff photo

We value your feedback

Here's how to give us feedback on our service

Your aftercare explained

Leaflets to help you

Worried about cancer booklet

Useful Videos

The below information and videos have been created by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance.

For more information, visit West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance (wyhpartnership.co.uk)

Living with and beyond cancer – Health and wellbeing

This is one of a series of patient videos produced by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance with local trusts.

The latest videos feature Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and other health professionals, along with patient talking about their own experiences of cancer – breaking down barriers around subjects considered sensitive; challenging perceptions and mythbusting, and offering their own advice on how to deal with the impact of cancer on their everyday lives.

All seven films can be viewed on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership YouTube channel.

Living with and beyond cancer – Patient power, Yorkshire cancer community

This is one of a series of patient videos produced by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance with local trusts.

The latest videos feature Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and other health professionals, along with patient talking about their own experiences of cancer – breaking down barriers around subjects considered sensitive; challenging perceptions and mythbusting, and offering their own advice on how to deal with the impact of cancer on their everyday lives.

All seven films can be viewed here on the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership YouTube channel.

Bowel Screening

Bowel screening coverage in West Yorkshire and Harrogate is above the England average.

Screening is offered every two years to both men and women aged 60-74. People older that this can request a screen every two years by calling 0800 707 6060. A kit called a FIT is sent to your home for you to take a sample of your poo and send back to the laboratory for testing.

For more information please click the link via the heading above or visit the Cancer Research UK or Macmillan websites.

The video to the left outlines the process for bowel screening, from invitation through to results. If you’d like to access these videos in other languages, see West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance – Cancer Screening Videos.

Breast Screening

Breast screening coverage in West Yorkshire and Harrogate is below national targets. Screening is offered to women every three years between the ages of 50-71. A mammogram is used to take x-rays of each breast twice to spot early signs of breast cancer before it can be seen or felt. After the age of 71, screens can be requested every three years at your local Breast Screening Unit.

For more information on breast screening please clink on the link in the heading above or visit the Cancer Research UK or Macmillan websites.

The video to the right outlines the process for breast screening, from invitation through to results. If you’d like to access these videos in other languages, see West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance – Cancer Screening Videos.

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening coverage in West Yorkshire and Harrogate is above the England average, however the rates are falling, especially in younger age groups. Cervical screening is available to women and people with a cervix aged 25-64, those aged between 25-49 are screened every three years and between 50-64 every five years. Cervical screening looks for the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) in the cervix which can cause abnormal cells. If abnormal cells are found, a follow-up screen is arranged for 12 months’ time.

For more information, please click on the link in the heading above or visit the Cancer Research UK or Jo’s Trust websites.

The video to the left outlines the process for cervical screening, from invitation through to results. If you’d like to access these videos in other languages, see West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance – Cancer Screening Videos.

How to do a FIT (faecal immunochemical test)

Have you been asked to do a FIT (faecal immunochemical test) by your GP or by the national bowel screening programme? Watch this video for some top tips on how to do it.  People taking a FIT test as part of the national bowel screening programme should follow instructions on their pack for returning their sample, as they differ from the guidance at the end of this video.

Our Cancer Services News

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