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A fast and accurate diagnosis is essential when treating cancer.

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

For a detailed look at the treatment services we offer at the hospitals view the sub pages here.

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Diagnosis is when a doctor works out exactly what disease you have.

This page gives an overview of the different services that treat patients with cancer.

Click on the menu on the left for more information about each centre.

What we do

It's important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine or a change to your usual bowel habits.

These symptoms are often caused by other, non-cancerous illnesses, but it's important to see your GP so they can investigate.

If your GP suspects cancer, they'll refer you to a specialist – usually within two weeks.

The specialist will carry out further tests, such as a biopsy or X-ray, and plan any necessary treatment.

For a detailed look at each of the cancer services we offer at the hospitals view our Cancer Specialisms listing and choose a department.

Alternatively, see the information on the left-hand menu to see more about diagnosis, treatments and specialist cancer trials taking place at the Hospital. 

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