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Oncology

Oncology is the study and treatment of Cancer. Our Oncology service offers oncology outpatients clinics, chemotherapy and immunotherapy delivery and an acute oncology service for a wide range of different cancers.

If you have a rarer form of Cancer such as a primary brain tumour or sarcoma, your care might need to be transferred to specialist centres at the Royal Preston Hospital or The Christie in Manchester.

Our Consultant-led Oncology outpatient clinics run across all three of our hospital sites at Westmorland General Hospital (WGH), Furness General Hospital (FGH) and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI).

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are delivered at all three of our hospital sites.

  • RLI: Monday – Friday
  • FGH: Monday – Friday
  • WGH: Wednesday – Thursday

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are delivered as a day case and run by a team of highly experienced and trained chemotherapy nurses.

The acute oncology service is a team of oncologists and nurse practitioners based at both FGH and RLI. The service runs Monday – Friday. A member of the Acute Oncology team will aim to review patients within 24 hours of referral or the next working day.

  • Has a complication from their anti-cancer therapy
  • Has a complication arising from their cancer
  • Has an unknown primary cancer

Uro-Oncology specialises in the following areas:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Penile Cancer

The Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Service provides holistic advice and support to patients and families affected by urological cancers. We also undertake routine tests in Urology.

The Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists are:

 

  • Lorraine Richardson; Macmillan Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist covering Kendal and surrounding areas: (01524) 512226 / (07773) 160128
  • Louise Minnican; Macmillan Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist covering Barrow-in-Furness and surrounding areas:  (01229) 403599 / (07772) 633514
  • Michelle Holmes; Macmillan Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist covering Lancaster and surrounding areas: (01524) 512226 / (07773) 646647
  • Cheryl Hughes; Macmillan Cancer Care Coordinator. Office based in Lancaster: (01524) 512226
  • Jayne Sayer; Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist: (01524) 519477
  • Wendy Maudsley; Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist: (01524) 519477 / (07855) 087021

 

If you are a patient calling and there is no answer, please leave your name and date of birth or hospital number so that we can identify you and call you back.

If you suspect you might have cancer, you should make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible. They will be able to refer you to the right service for your needs.