Archive: Cancer Services

Chemotherapy Information

You’re reading this information because you’ve been referred for chemotherapy. There is a lot of information to give to you, but by giving you this information in writing, you...

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Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we want to encourage more people to get into a habit and do regular monthly skin self-examinations. With summer fast approaching, it...

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Safety at home after chemotherapy or when taking chemotherapy tablets home

When I go home after chemotherapy There are precautions that you need to take if you go home after having chemotherapy or if you go home with a chemotherapy...

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Patient handheld Systemic Anticancer Therapy (SACT) booklet

24 HOUR TELEPHONE ADVICE FOR UNWELL PATIENTS 01908 660033 Bleep 1090. Tumour marker required day 1 of each cycle ……………… (Affix patient label) IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION If you have...

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Caring for the dying patient

The dying process is unique to each person and in most cases a personalised plan of care is put in place to support the patient, doctors and nurses, and...

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Extravasation What is it?

Introduction This booklet has been produced to provide information to patients receiving intravenous chemotherapy. It is not meant to substitute the discussion between you and the nursing team treating...

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Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment referral – What happens next?

Introduction This leaflet is intended to give you information on what will happen before you receive your chemotherapy/immunotherapy/targeted treatment and what will happen on the actual day of your...

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Patient Guidance Medication and driving

Why this guidance? The Department for Transport brought in a new law in March 2015 which governs driving while taking certain drugs. This is aimed at improving road safety....

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Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression(MSCC)

How to recognise the signs & symptoms Before you read this leaflet it is important that you understand that spinal cord compression only occurs in a small number of...

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