Cancer

Our oncology unit is one of only 12 regional cancer centres in the UK, serving a population of around 1.7 million people.

We are a leader in cancer research and treatment development. Up to 500 patients each year take part in national and international trials, giving them access to new drugs before they become widely available.

Cancer care is one of our key services. We are developing as a global centre of excellence and are treating more and more patients from outside the Wessex area.

We are renowned for excellent cancer treatment and specialise in:

Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence
  • breast cancer
  • gynaecological cancers
  • lymphoma – a cancer that affects white blood cells and the immune system
  • melanoma – a malignant tumour normally found on the skin
  • sarcoma – cancer of connective or supportive tissue such as bone, cartilage, muscle
  • testicular cancer
  • brain cancers
  • gastro-intestinal cancer
  • head and neck cancer
  • leukaemia
  • lung cancer
  • myeloma
  • urological cancer.

If you are being treated at our centre, it is likely that you will be having radiotherapy or chemotherapy – or both.

The range of other cancer support facilities include:

We are also well supported by the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, within the hospital.

This is a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by cancer. It gives people with cancer, as well as their families, friends and carers, access to support, information and practical help. It is also an opportunity simply to talk.

Find out more about the Macmillan centre or Macmillan cancer support.