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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.

Specialising in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Testicular cancer
  • Brain cancers
  • Gastro-intestinal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Urological cancer

The treatments and supporting services we offer 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.

Macmillan Cancer Support

The Maggie's Centre here at UHS provides extra support services for cancer care patients and their families. Patients, family, and friends can drop in to see the trained staff and volunteers who work at the centre.

Maggie’s offers expert advice and guidance from a cancer support specialist and clinical psychologist, provides access to a benefits advisor, and runs support groups, gentle exercise classes, art and relaxation sessions.

Find out more about Maggie's here.

Maggie's charity