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Haematological cancers are cancers of the blood and lymphatic system. These include myeloma, lymphomas and acute and chronic leukaemias.
The Haematology Unit offers a comprehensive diagnostic service for patients with a wide variety of blood cancers. Diagnosis depends on presentation.
The lymphoma clinic provides a one-stop referral pathway for the diagnosis of lymphoma.
To further aid diagnosis, the Radiology Department provides a comprehensive imaging service (including MRI, CT and ultrasound technologies) while the Pathology service provides expert analysis of blood, cells and tissues.
Cancer Nurse Specialists:
Beverley Wilson: 0208 725 4953
Jane Bowley: 0208 725 0533
Joanne Murfett: 0208 725 0533
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a tertiary referral centre for the management of haematological cancers. Treatment for different types varies. Each treatment plan will be individually tailored but may include chemotherapy, antibody therapy and radiotherapy.
We are a Level 3 centre, providing chemotherapy services to adults, delivering treatment including high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. Treatment is delivered on Gordon Smith Ward, Trevor Howell Ward, and Ruth Myles Unit, a specialised inpatient facility which has an integrated Day Care Unit. The Apheresis Unit is located on Gordon Smith Ward. We benefit from a full range of specialist supporting services.
There is a nurse-led myeloma oral chemotherapy clinic.
Ruth Myles Haematology Day Care Unit is a nurse-led unit and the highly specialised nursing team has unique expertise in managing bone marrow failure, malignant and bone marrow transplant patients.
The Lymphoma Unit takes regional referrals and manages and treats complex and rare lymphomas, in particular T cell lymphoma. St George's provides a regional service for patients with HIV related lymphoma and Kaposi's Sarcoma. Patients are jointly reviewed by the lymphoma team and HIV specialist in a joint clinic and there are shared care arrangements with the clinical infection unit for inpatients. Patients requiring bone marrow transplantation can be managed and supported by the same team throughout their entire pathway.
The unit benefits from a full range of specialist supporting services including specialist surgery, neurosurgery and medical support and critical care facilities.
There is a lymphoma long term follow up and late effects clinic, and a telephone clinic. These are led by a cancer nurse specialist, for a more patient centred service. Active patient support groups for lymphoma and myeloma help to further improve patient care and experience.
The haematological team includes haematologists, medical oncologists, clinical oncologists, clinical nurse specialists, radiologists and histopathologists.
Referrals can be made via the following method:
Email Suspected Cancer Referral via
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TWR Office contact details:
T: 020 8725 1111