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Oncology (Cancer)

Welcome to the home page of Cancer services.

Cancer services spans across all care groups within the Trust, providing an oversight of cancer care and helping teams to work together to deliver the Cancer Strategy. We also work to support operational teams to provide timely, quality care for patients with cancer.

As well as supporting the implementation of the Trust’s Cancer Strategy, the team are responsible for meeting the National Cancer Peer Review requirements and responding to the National Cancer Patient Experience survey results.

The cancer performance and data team are responsible for the day to day management of the pathway coordinators and two week wait referral team. They are responsible for ensuring patients are seen within national targets through robust tracking and adherence to the cancer escalation policy.

Click here to view the Cancer Strategy.

Within The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, we are proud to be able to offer our local communities a wide range of cancer services; from cancer screening, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, living with and beyond cancer services to palliative care. We strive to provide our cancer patients with the best available care.

We also engage in national cancer clinical research trials and have a dedicated cancer trials team.

Research suggests that one in two people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. Currently 367,000 people are diagnosed as having some form of cancer each year, which equates to approximately 1,000 new diagnoses each day across the UK. Almost two thirds of cancers occur in people aged 65 or over.

We know that there are over 200 different types of cancer, but we do not know all the causes. We do know that there are possible risk factors that can affect your risk of developing cancer.

Some lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of cancer:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Being physically active
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Following the recommended alcohol intake

There are thought to be more than two million people living with and beyond cancer in the UK. Many may be living with other health conditions, some of which may have an impact on the cancer or its treatment.

‘We are committed to working with patients to embed patient-centred care by using elements of the recovery package as recognised in the NHS England Five Year Forward View and the Cancer Taskforce Strategy, which outlines a commitment to ensuring that ‘every person with cancer has access to the elements of the recovery package by 2020’.

The roll-out of these interventions will better support and improve the quality of life of people living with and beyond cancer.

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