Cancer services

Urgent suspected cancer (USC)

Email - CH-TR.urgentreferraloffice@nhs.net (for all urgent suspected cancer (USC).

Tumour site specific referral forms can be found using the link: https://www.healthylondon.org/cancer/suspected-cancer-referrals/MS-word-referral-forms

Tel: 0208 401 3986

If a patient shows possible signs and symptoms of any type of cancer it is important that GPs make an urgent referral directly to the Cancer Office.

Patients will be seen within two weeks of the referral being received by the Cancer Office

 


 

Cancer services

Cancer centres

Breast cancer

Contact information

Consultants

 


Cancer services

Croydon Health Services is part of the London Cancer Alliance (LCA) and works in partnership with LCA pathway groups to provide high-level cancer care to those diagnosed with cancer.  The Trust is proud to achieve a consistent record by meeting or exceeding national cancer targets each year.

The Trust works in close partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and has an on-site support centre at Croydon University Hospital for patients, families and carers. 

Other partners include, South East Cancer Help Centre, Croydon Citizens Advice Bureau, voluntary organisations, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RMH) and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, who provide and support cancer services.

The cancer service also provides:

  • A rapid access service for gynaecology
  • Gynaecology oncology clinic
  • Direct testing for prostate cancer and gastroenterology

Cancer clinical nurse specialists offer additional support to cancer patients acting as point of contact, ensuring a continuity and co-ordination of individual patient care. 

 


Cancer centres

Patients are treated at a cancer centre depending on their type of cancer.  Specific arrangements are made with the cancer centre and agreed as part of multidisciplinary team discussions. 

Croydon Health Services provides a diagnostic service for all cancers and the following treatments in partners with other Trusts:

 

Type

Treatment

Cancer centre

Breast

Surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

-radiotherapy

Colorectal

Surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

-radiotherapy  

Dermatology

Surgery

St George’s Hospital

-complex surgery

requiring plastics

Gynaecology

Diagnostic & low risk endometrial surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy,

-radiotherapy

-surgery

Haematology

Level II service

Royal Marsden Hospital

-level III and level IV

Lung

Diagnostics, palliative care and follow up for radiotherapy

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

St George’s Hospital

-surgery

Paediatrics

POSCU Level1

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Royal Marsden Hospital

Urology

Surgery and bladder chemotherapy

Royal Marsden Hospital

-radiotherapy

St George’s Hospital

–complex surgery

Upper GI

Diagnostics

Royal Marsden Hospital

-surgery

 


Breast cancer

The breast care unit has a large and expert multidisciplinary team.

One-stop clinic

After referral all women are offered an appointment within two weeks and most are seen in a one-stop clinic where consultation, imaging and needle test results are available on the same day.  The unit works closely with a genetics service and provides a family history screening service.

Diagnostic imaging

Digital mammography and ultrasound scans are performed in the dedicated Bradbeer Unit and CT and MRI are performed in the main x-ray department.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Patients requiring chemotherapy or radiotherapy before or following breast cancer surgery will be referred for assessment and treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Breast care nurses

Our experienced and dedicated Macmillan breast care nurses run clinics providing lymphoedema and prosthetic fitting services, alongside ongoing support and information. 

Surgery and breast reconstruction

All surgery except complex breast reconstruction is performed at Croydon University Hospital.  Complex breast reconstruction is performed by plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital.

 


 

Contact information

Cancer Office

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

 

Tel: 020 8401 3986   

Tel: Bradbeer Unit 020 8401 3448

Tel: Macmillan breast care nurses 020 8401 3652

Fax: 020 8401 3337 

 

 

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