Cancer services

  • Our cancer services team provide you with care and support if you have, or suspect you may have, cancer.

  • Location: Central Middlesex, Ealing, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals
  • Division: Surgery
  • General manager: Jamie McFetters

About the service

Our cancer services team provide you with care and support if you have, or suspect you may have, cancer.

If your GP is concerned that you may have cancer, they will ask us to see you within two weeks (known as a two week wait referral). Find out more about our two week wait referrals.

At your appointment, you will be seen by one of our specialist clinicians, and you may need to have some tests performed to help us diagnose you. Most of these tests can be done while you are an outpatient, but some may need you to stay in hospital for a short time.

If you do have a confirmed diagnosis of cancer, a specialist team of clinicians (kown as a multidisciplinary team, or MDT) will meet to discuss your condition and how best to treat you.

Our cancer nursing team

Our cancer nursing team are highly trained clinical nurse specialists (CNS). They support you through your diagnosis and treatment by:

  • advising you on how to control your symptoms
  • providing you with information about tests and treatment
  • working closely with specialist doctors
  • assisting with planning for your discharge, and financial support
  • offering emotional support to you and your family.

One of our Clinical Nurse Specialists will also act as your designated key worker. With your consent, they will:

  • ensuring that you, your relatives and friends have access to information, expert advice and support about cancer and its management
  • help you to contact members of your clinical team (MDT) if you need to speak to them
  • referr you to another key worker, if you need to be cared for at another hospital or in the community.

Information about your care

Our team care for you in a number of ways.

You can receive free information and support at our Macmillan cancer information and support centres.

We provide chemotherapy in Northwick Park Hospital’s chemotherapy unit. You will not usually have to stay in hospital overnight if you are receiving chemotherapy.

Our lymphoedema service assess and treats you if you develop lymphoedema secondary to your cancer treatment, as well as providing you with advice and support.

Our specialist palliative care team support you and provide you with advice if you have a life-limiting illness. They can also support your family or carers, and work closely with other healthcare professionals to help you achieve the best quality of life.

We are part of the London Cancer Alliance, working in partnership with other local cancer centres to help you become as well as possible. 

If you are living with cancer, you may find these organisations helpful:

Contact our service

Chemotherapy Unit (Northwick Park Hospital): 020 8869 2482

Lead nurse

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2546
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 3086

Macmillan information and support centre

  • Central Middlesex Hospital: 0208 453 2190
  • at Northwick Park Hospital: 0208 869 5099

Specialist palliative care team

  • at Central Middlesex Hospital: 0208 453 2699
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 5270 or 0208 967 5260
  • at Northwick Park Hospital : 0208 869 3681

Specialty cancer teams

Breast cancer team

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2510
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 5693

Colorectal cancer team

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2472
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 3095 

Gynaecological cancer team

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2566
  • at Ealing Hospital: 020 8967 3095 

Head and neck cancer team

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 5317
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 3441 

Lung cancer team

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2424
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 5000 bleep 491 

Lymphoedema team

  • at Ealing (Meadow House): 0208 967 5419
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: 0208 967 5023  

Skin cancer team:

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 3608 

Upper GI cancer team 

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 2566
  • at Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 3441

Urology cancer team:

  • at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals: 0208 869 3680

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