At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we offer all suspected cancer patients an appointment within two weeks of their GP referral.
Location Ward 14, A24
Clinical Nurse Specialists Shirin Miah ,Neil Freeman, Lynn Shaw
Coordinator Adele Barnes- Care
Tel: 01535 292144
Services for patients with suspected colorectal cancer
We offer a range of services for patients with suspected colorectal cancer, including;
- Scans – we provide MRI scans, CT scans and PET scans. These are important as they provide information about abnormalities inside the body that are not otherwise seen.
- Tumour markers
- Day case endoscopy
- CT Colonography – a procedure to view the inner lining of the bowel
- Inpatient surgery
- Stoma care service for patients who have a colostomy
All patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer are discussed at a multi-disciplinary team meeting. This is where a group of doctors and other health professionals involved in your care and treatment discuss and decide together the best treatment options for you.
A team of specialist staff provides support to patients diagnosed with all colorectal cancers before, during and after treatment.
Living with and beyond cancer – Colorectal cancer
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