We offer a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of gynaecological cancers, which account for 12% of female cancers in the UK. We work closely with the Royal Marsden Hospital, a world-leading cancer centre, to ensure you get the very highest standards of care.
Among the most common forms of gynaecological cancer are:
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Vulval and vaginal cancer
In all cases, our Rapid Access Clinics are the first point of contact, providing a fast-track assessment for women who have been referred with possible gynaecological cancer by a GP.
The clinics have a dedicated ultrasound service and we hope to know the results on the same day as you are seen.
If cancer is diagnosed, further tests, such as a CT or MRI scan, will be carried out and we’ll work out the most appropriate treatment plan with you. This could entail surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA)
If you have cancer, you often need care, support and information above and beyond the management of your condition.
At a holistic needs assessment, a doctor or nurse will discuss your physical, emotional and social needs. It’s about you as a whole, not just your illness.
This is a chance for you to share as much as you want about your worries and concerns. It will help us to clarify your needs and make sure you are referred to the relevant services.
It’s not compulsory, and if you decide not to have an HNA it won’t affect your care. But many patients find it useful because it identifies what help is available – and the doctor or nurse carrying it out can refer you to other services.
An HNA may be offered:
- Around the time of diagnosis or start of treatment
- When surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy has been completed
- Any time a patient asks for one
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