Coronavirus: cancer update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before attending the service.
Clinics held in the Cancer Centre:
- medical oncology clinics: Monday (2pm-6pm), Tuesday (2pm-6pm)
- clinical oncology clinics: Tuesday (9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm).
How do I get an appointment?
You can be referred to our department by your GP or another healthcare professional.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible by calling the clinic clerks on 020 7188 7589 or 020 7188 0881.
At your appointment
You will be seen by a consultant and specialist cancer nurse. If you need to have further investigations, we can access a wide range of diagnostic procedures, some of which are not routinely available at other centres.
If you need treatment, your case will be discussed by the colorectal team in their weekly meeting, attended by staff from all the specialities that may need to be involved in your care.
You will be able to discuss your options directly with your consultant and nurse specialist.
If you are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy your appointments will be in the Cancer Centre at Guys Hospital.
Specialist clinical nurses are available at all clinics.
As this is a teaching hospital, students supervised by qualified staff might be involved in your care. It is valuable training for students and does not affect the quality of your treatment in any way, but please tell us if you do not want them to be present or involved. We will always respect your wishes.
After your appointment
We will write a letter to your GP and send a copy of this to any other health professionals involved in your care. Your doctor will ask you if you would also like a copy.