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Urological Cancer

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Welcome

About us

The Airedale Urology service has 5 consultant Urologists with the support of a team of highly skilled staff. This includes Specialist nurses, cancer care Co-Ordinator, medical oncologists, and radiologists with special interests in Urology cancer and a range of administrative staff.

The Urology Clinical nurse specialists (CNS)

We are nurses who specialise in cancer of the bladder, kidney, prostate, testis and penis, we work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, alongside healthcare professionals. We provide information about your diagnosis, treatment options, specialist support and information to you, your family and carers throughout your cancer treatment and follow up care.

We provide a link and point of contact for you and your family and are your designated key worker.

Location

We are located on ward 12 location A27

Contact details

The clinical nurse specialist team consists of

Helen Akhtar Lead CNS  helen.akhtar1@nhs.net

Helen Baker CNS   helen.baker48@nhs.net

Bethany Farrar CNS Bethany.Farrar@nhs.net

Cancer Support Worker

The Cancer Support Worker (CSW) works as part of the cancer care team alongside registered practitioners to help improve care for people with cancer, helping patients to self-manage and lead as healthy lives as possible. The CSW is not a qualified clinician but is trained and experienced in supporting people with a cancer diagnosis.

CSW’s can offer practical and emotional support, sign posting, and information about lifestyle changes, such as diet, physical activity, benefits referrals, and local support available.

We have Two cancer care coordinators within the team

Stephanie Christian stephanie.christian@nhs.net

Jessica Tunnacliffe  Jessica.tunnacliffe@nhs.net

Contact us

Patients and families can contact the above team members on 01535 292252

Monday-Friday between the hours of 07.30 & 17.00

Alternatively, you can email airedale.urologypatients@nhs.net this is checked daily for emails from patient queries.

Useful Resources

Links

Prostate Cancer UK: www.prostatecanceruk.org

Kidney cancer UK: www.kcuk.org

Bladder Cancer UK: www.actiononbladdercancer.org

www.fightbladdercancer.co.uk

Testicular Cancer: www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/testicular-cancer

Penile Cancer: www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support: www.macmillan.org.uk

Cancer support Yorkshire : www.cancersupportyorkshire.org.uk