Over 15,000 people a year are urgently referred to Kingston Hospital with symptoms of suspected cancer. We provide rapid access to tests and investigations to reach a diagnosis, and work with specialist centres across London to ensure patients get the best treatment possible. If you need treatment at another hospital we aim to refer you within 38 days of your GP referral to Kingston Hospital.
- Cancer surgery for some cancers is carried out by our consultants and their clinical teams at Kingston Hospital. We also refer patients to other cancer specialist centres for surgery. Patients will return to Kingston Hospital for their follow up.
- Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) – these treatments include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapies. They are provided by the Royal Marsden on site at Kingston Hospital in the Sir William Rous building. Kingston Hospital has its own Haematology Day Unit which treats people with Blood Cancer.
- Radiotherapy – patients are referred for radiotherapy to the Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton or in Chelsea) and with return to the care of Kingston Hospital following this.
- Children’s cancer care is also usually managed by specialist centres, where patients can benefit from access to dedicated paediatric oncology services.
- Some teenagers and young adults may be treated in Kingston Hospital’s Sunshine ward, depending on their cancer type.