Nottingham Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatment in Nottingham

Your cancer treatment is worked out with you in partnership. It will be wholly tailored to both your circumstances and your cancer.

At The Nottingham Oncology Group, we have access to the most successful and very latest cancer treatments including novel drug therapy and highly technical radiotherapy.

There are a number of different types of cancer treatments that can be used on their own or in combination with another. How and when different treatments are used depends completely on the type of cancer we are treating (e.g. breast or colon cancer) and the intent of the treatment (to cure or control cancer).

Types of Cancer Treatment Available

Chemotherapy

The use of medicinal drugs to stop, or even destroy, cancer cells growing.

Radiotherapy

The use of powerful x-rays or radiation beams directed at a specific part of the body to cure or control the growth of cancer.

Hormonal Therapy

The use of increasing or decreasing hormones that cancers may use to grow. Most instances of Hormone Therapy for breast cancer either lower estrogen levels or stop estrogen completely from acting on breast cancer cells.

Biological Therapy

The use of newer drugs to stop some of the communication within a cancer cell to control the spread. Several biological therapy treatments for cancer use inoculations or injections of bacteria to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight against the cancer cells.

Supportive Therapy

From the welcome on arrival to the psychologist, nurses or physiotherapist we have access to a whole team who all want to support and help you on your journey. Our treatments are designed to improve, reinforce, and sustain your physiological well-being, self-esteem and self-reliance.

To discuss any of the above, the latest or what cancer treatments are available and what your options may be, please talk to your consultant.

I would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff for all their support and friendship over the past 12 months. Listening when I needed to talk, understanding when the tears flowed, and all the hugs when needed. I couldn't fault anything during my stay and you are all "a wonderful team".

S. Robinson - Bowel Cancer Patient

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