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Lung cancer services

 

Cancer

Contact

Appointments: 020 7188 4242

Clinical advice

Nurse helpline: 020 7188 4758

Email: lungcnscommunication@gstt.nhs.uk

Existing patients can use the nurse helpline to speak with one of our lung cancer specialist nurses.

Please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as possible. We respond to calls made after 4.30pm on the next working day. If you're unwell and need urgent advice, please call our acute cancer service on 020 7188 3754.

Addresses

Lung cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS) team, palliative care department, 1st floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Map to palliative care department (PDF 1.81MB)

Lung cancer clinics, Outpatient Village, Cancer Centre at Guy's, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Map of Cancer Centre at Guy's (PDF 4.66MB)

We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Overview

We treat lung cancers and other less common cancers found near the lungs. This includes mesothelioma and cancer of the thymus, a gland between the lungs.

This group of cancers are sometimes described by doctors as thoracic malignancies.

We aim to assess and diagnose your cancer quickly. We use a range of tests, scans and investigations to do this. These include:

  • CT scanMRI scan or PET-nuclear medicine scan
  • bronchoscopy or endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). This involves putting a thin tube with a camera through your mouth or nose and into your airways. The aim is to photograph, examine and take a small sample of tissue (biopsy) from your lungs or airways. EBUS also uses ultrasound to take a sample of your lymph nodes
  • surgery
  • interventional radiology
  • expert pathology. This includes testing samples of your tumour to help identify the best treatments
  • genomics (studying your genes to help diagnosis)

Your treatment depends on the type and stage of your cancer. It may involve:

  • surgery
  • radiotherapy, including stereotactic radiotherapy, given from different angles at the same time
  • chemotherapy
  • other systemic therapies such as immunotherapy

You can find out more about lung cancer treatments on the NHS website.

We'll support and care for you throughout your treatment.

You'll have access to:

  • advice from a dietitian
  • benefits and welfare advice through Dimbleby Cancer Care
  • patient support groups
  • physiotherapy
  • psychological support
  • occupational therapy
  • speech and language therapy

Research and clinical trials

We have a dedicated clinical trials team. They focus on national and international trials and the development of new therapies.

Wards

You may need to stay in hospital on one of our wards during your treatment:

Team

Professor James Spicer, professor of experimental cancer medicine and consultant medical oncologist

Dr Eleni Karapanagiotou, consultant medical oncologist

Dr Alexandros Georgiou, consultant medical oncologist

Dr Ana Montes, lung and gynaecology consultant

Dr Spyros Gennatas, consultant medical oncologist

Dr Debra Josephs, consultant medical oncologist

Dr Sharmistha Ghosh, consultant medical oncologist

Dr Dan Smith, consultant clinical oncologist

Dr Shahreen Ahmed, consultant clinical oncologist

Dr Sindu Vivekanandan, consultant clinical oncologist

Dr Michael Skwarski, consultant clinical oncologist