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Cancer Care

We treat and care for patients with various types of cancer (oncology).

We support you from our specialist units at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals, with specialist cancer clinics available at Marlow and Thame hospitals.

We provide treatment including chemotherapy and surgery for patients with solid cancers, for example, breast, bowel, prostate, and lung cancer.

Our haematology service treats patients with blood cancers, for example leukaemias, lymphomas, and myeloma.

We have centre status for skin and urology cancers (including bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular), and provide expertise and specialist diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

Cancer Care Service updates during COVID-19

Please continue to attend all booked appointments, planned operations and procedures. Please get help in a medical emergency.

We’ll contact you directly with any information relating to cancer and haematology appointments, clinics and procedures.

Please check any direct correspondence you receive from us.

Access to additional support during the COVID-19 risk period.

What happens when you’re referred to us

You may be referred by your GP or by a specialist in another hospital department.

If your GP refers you, we’ll see you within 2 weeks so that we can diagnose and treat anyone suspected of having cancer as quickly as possible. We understand that you may feel anxious. Our compassionate team will help you every step of the way.

During your appointment, one of our consultants will see you and you may need scans and tests.
For every patient diagnosis, we discuss each case with our multidisciplinary team of experts to agree the best treatment plan.

We’ll discuss your treatment plan with you in detail so that you have as much information as possible. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Treatment timescales

If you’re diagnosed with cancer, your first treatment must start within 31 days from the date that your consultant explains the diagnosis and agrees your treatment plan.

However, we take into account patients who chose to delay their treatment or those who are unfit to start their treatment within the 31 day time frame.

Alternatively, your first treatment must start within 62 days from the date of your GP’s referral to the 2 week waiting period until your appointment with us.

Our Cancer Services



Cancer Care and Haematology
Acute oncology triage line
Cancer Care and Haematology

01296 315516

Acute oncology triage line

01296 838200

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