The Department of Radiotherapy is housed in the Clara Brathwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine and provides radiotherapy, oncology and nuclear medical services to patients of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, as well as private or public, local or overseas.
Cancer care is one of the key services offered within the Centre. Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.
Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.
More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.
We are renowned for excellent cancer treatment in:
- breast cancer
- prostate cancer
- gynaecological cancers
- lymphoma – a cancer that affects white blood cells and the immune system
- melanoma – a malignant tumour normally found on the skin
- sarcoma – cancer of connective or supportive tissue such as bone, cartilage, muscle
- brain cancers
- gastro-intestinal cancer
- head and neck cancer
- lung cancer
- urological cancer – for example, cancer of the kidneys
If you are being treated at our Centre, it is likely that you will be having radiotherapy or chemotherapy – or both.
The range of other cancer support facilities include:
- haematology – the study of blood
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy delivered by our therapy team
- paediatric cancer care – for children from birth to 16 years of age with all types of cancer
The Clara Brathwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine is a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by cancer. It gives people with cancer, as well as their families, friends and carers, access to support, information and practical help. It is also an opportunity simply to talk.