Cancer Services

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has one of the largest cancer centres in the UK, offering world class treatments to 6,000 patients each year. We offer diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer.

Our Radiotherapy department has six linear accelerators, delivering more than 40,000 treatments a year through a variety of up-to-date methods including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, RapidArc, Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy and Image Guided Radiotherapy.

The Weybourne Day Unit offers chemotherapy and haematology treatments with 24 chairs in a modern, comfortable environment for patients. We also work closely with surgical, haematology and oncology palliative care colleagues to offer patients state of the art treatments.

We have also introduced an Integrated Care Pathway Project Team, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, to assess cancer patient’s individual needs and signpost them to support at key points in their cancer journey. This is in addition to the support provided to patients during their treatment by the clinical team and specialist nurses who are in regular contact with patients about aspects of their treatment and wellbeing.

 

New technology

Robotic assisted prostatectomy is offered, where appropriate, to patients with prostate cancer. This treatment is a type of keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery which is used to remove the prostate.

We are rated as one of the top units in the country for treating Oesophago-Gastric Cancer and one of the few units in Europe to perform totally minimally invasive oesophagectomy whereby the entire operation is done by keyhole surgery (laparoscopic and thoracoscopic oesophagectomy). The keyhole or laparoscopic surgery is less traumatic to the body allowing the patient to recover from a major complex cancer operation is significantly faster.

 

The Colney Centre, Level 1, East block is home to the Oncology and Haematology services for:

• Outpatient clinics
• Weybourne Day Unit (chemotherapy outpatients)
• Radiotherapy treatment suite
Contact Details
Main Telephone Number: 01603 288949
Fax Number: 01603 287862

 

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