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.
Ward 12, A27
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.
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Your aftercare explained
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)
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.
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, click here.
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.
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, click here.
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.
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, click here.