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Cancer services

Welcome to East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust Cancer Services.

Cancer care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams that consist of consultant medical oncologists, consultant clinical oncologists, consultant surgeons, consultant physicians, pathologists, radiologists and Macmillan clinical nurse specialists. Our teams work in partnership with neighbouring trusts as well as specialist centres; this ensures our patients have access to state of the art assessment, diagnostic and treatment facilities.

Diagnostic Services


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Download our patient information leaflet for advice and guidance on who to contact if you are feeling unwell or worried.

Useful information

The Cancer Care Line

  Contact The Cancer Care Line:  01227 868666

 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm)

This is a central helpline for all patients who have come into contact with a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Macmillan Acute Oncology Team. Not all people that are given this number have cancer, some maybe undergoing investigations to rule it out.

The people that answer your calls are not medically trained and in order for them to direct you to correct person/ team, they will ask for some clinical and personal information.

The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists run designated phone clinics, therefore if appropriate you will be booked onto the next available telephone clinic which may not be the same day. 

If the Cancer Care Line Co-ordinator's triage indicates you require urgent clinical advice, you will be put through to the specialist nurse of the day.

Virtual appointments

Patient appointments with healthcare staff by phone or video call – often known as virtual consultations – have increased hugely since the start of the pandemic and are likely to be here to stay.

Watch the video below for some top tips on how to make the most of your video and phone appointments in a new video made by patients. With thanks to South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) for letting us share this.