What is Acute Oncology?
Acute oncology focuses on the management of existing patients who have complications with their cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the management of patients with a new acute cancer diagnosis.
What the Acute Oncology Service offers:
Information and advice to patients and carers when a patient has:
- Complications from Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACT) which includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Complications from a known cancer
- A newly diagnosed cancer
- A Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)
- A suspected or confirmed Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
- To provide advice on managing side effects
- To reduce e the number of investigations
- To avoid admissions
- To provide advice and support for clinical staff caring for cancer patients
- To ensure rapid referral to other specialties as required
- To make regular ward visits and reduce length of stay if admitted to hospital
- To provide care in a patient’s preferred place of care