Lung Cancer Services

East Kent Hospitals provides diagnosis, treatment and care services for patients with Lung Cancer. Our multi-disciplinary teams work across all three main sites - Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Cancer that begins in the lungs is called primary lung cancer. Cancer that spreads to the lungs from another place in the body is known as secondary lung cancer.

There are two main forms of primary lung cancer. These are classified by the type of cells in which the cancer starts growing. They are:

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Non-small cell lung cancer not otherwise specified (NOS)

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

 Contact Us

Our teams are based across The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Kent and Canterbury Hospital and the William Harvey Hospital. To contact our teams please speak to The Cancer Care Line

Out of Hours
Please call 111 for urgent advice or call 999 in a medical emergency

The Cancer Care Line

Contact The Cancer Care Line:  01227 868666  

(Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm)

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.