Gynaecological cancers are those which start in a woman’s reproductive system or female genital tract.
If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having a cancer of the female genital tract you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. Our Gynaecology Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) are experts at treating and managing gynaecological cancers. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
The MDT meets regularly to discuss and plan treatment for patients with gynaecological cancer who have been diagnosed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital or the James Paget University Hospital. Treatment can involve surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.
Throughout your journey you will be supported by clinical nurse specialists who are sometimes called key workers. These are nurses based in gynaecology and oncology who will help to co-ordinate your care, will provide you with information and support and whom you can contact with questions or concerns. The team of specialist nurses also run a support group at the Big C once a month.
The Gynaecological Oncology team provides both diagnostic and specialist care for patients with cancer of the female genital tract including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vaginal and vulva cancers in line with the IOG guidelines.
|Consultant Gynaecological Oncologists||Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialists|
|Mr Jo Nieto||Nikki Hunter|
|Mr Tim Duncan||Paula Canwell|
|Mr Nikos Burbos||Lucy Russell|
|Miss Hilary Turnbull|
|If you need to contact your Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 287742|
|Consultant Clinical Oncologist||Consultant Medical Oncologist|
|Dr Robert Wade||Dr Daniel Epurescu|
|Dr Debashis Biswas|
|Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist||Lead Hisopathologist|
|Ellie Morse||Ray Lonsdale|
|If you need to contact your Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 288115|
Patient Support Services
Macmillan Support & Information Radiographers
Elaine Broomes (Information and Support Advanced Radiographer)
- Tel 01603 289705 (answerphone) & 01603 246749 (direct line with answerphone)
The Hospital Palliative Care Support Team
The Macmillan nurses can be accessed at any time from diagnosis onwards. Their role is to provide emotional support to the patient and their family/relatives/carer and advise and manage symptoms.
Other Support Services
- Target Ovarian Cancer
- Eve Appeal – Gynaecological cancers
- Macmillan – Cervical cancer
- Macmillan – Ovarian cancer
- Macmillan – Vaginal cancer
- Macmillan – Vulval cancer
- Macmillan – Womb cancer
- Shine cancer support
- Jo’s Trust
Below are some useful documents.