A consultant clinical oncologist is a doctor who specialises in treating cancer with radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormone therapy. The oncologist will discuss what treatment you need. The oncologist and others in the health care team will review your treatment regularly.
Therapeutic radiographers are health professionals trained to plan and deliver your course of radiotherapy. At each of your treatment sessions the radiographers will make sure that you are in the right position for your radiotherapy. They will also give you information, advice and support and help you with your physical and emotional needs.
The department has therapeutic radiographers who have undergone additional training so they can give advice about the side affects you may be experience during your radiotherapy treatment.
Experienced Therapeutic Radiographer with additional training to review patients and consent patients referred for radiotherapy.
You may need a special mould to help keep you in the correct position during treatment or to protect parts of your body around the treatment area. If so, the technicians in the mould room will make this for you.
Nurses are available to help look after you, offer advice, support and any nursing care you may need.
There may be a clinical nurse specialist attached to your care team who can give you expert advice about the type of cancer you have.
The Specialist Palliative Care Team consists of nurses (sometimes called Macmillan nurses), doctors and social workers, all of whom are experienced and trained in specialist symptom control. They can offer an advisory supportive service for patients and families.
We are currently gathering data about our radiotherapy workforce to help us plan for the future.
We will add more information about this soon - please keep checking back!