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Gynaecological Cancer

Gynaecological Cancer

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Welcome

At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we provide an established multidisciplinary gynaecology service. Cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive system are called gynaecological cancers. We offer all suspected cancer patients an appointment within two weeks of their GP referral.

At Airedale we offer

We run a number of rapid access clinics for patients with a suspecting gynaecological cancer, including;

All patients diagnosed with gynaecological cancer are discussed at a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) 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 gynaecological cancers before, during and after treatment.

We also work closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals. If you are required to have complex gynaecology surgery you will be transferred here.

Our nursing and supportive team

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS):

All the members of the gynaecology nurse specialist team have expertise and experience in assisting with patients and carers concerns including:

  • information about the disease illness, investigations, treatments and follow up
  • advice about any symptoms arising as a result of the cancer treatment
  • support for patients, relatives and carers
  • referral to the community nursing teams, such as the District Nurses
  • referral to other professionals who can offer specialist advice such as benefits, social services or complimentary therapies. e.g. Cancer Support Yorkshire
  • Your CNS is likely to be your main contact at the hospital

Our Gynaecology CNS’s are:

  • Amy Dugdale – Lead Gynaecology CNS
  • Sarah Brain – Gynaecology CNS
  • Alex Diaz – Gynaecology CNS
  • Rachel Hodgkiss – Gynaecology CNS

Cancer Care Coordinator (CCC)

The Cancer Care coordinator 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 CCC is not a qualified clinician but is trained and experienced in supporting people with a cancer diagnosis.

CCC’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.

Our Cancer Care Co-Ordinator is: Nina Kidd / Caroline Ridsdale

Contact details

Contact details:

Relatives and patients can contact the cancer nurse specialist team for advice, support or information on the following:

Phone: 01535 292329

Email: Airedale.gynae@nhs.net