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Cancer Office

  • Service Contact: 020 8401 3986
  • Address: The Bradbeer Unit Ground floor The London Wing Blue Zone Croydon University Hospital 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE

About the service

This service's contact details for patients and for GP referrals are:

Tel: 020 8401 3986

Email: CH-TR.urgentreferraloffice@nhs.net

 

Croydon Health Services is part of the London Cancer Alliance (LCA).  The LCA is a group of 16 cancer care providers and aims to ensure cancer care in London is at a high quality and is delivered efficiently for all patients.

The Trust works in close partnership with Macmillan cancer support and has an on-site support centre at Croydon University Hospital for patients, families and carers.   

The Trust works in partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, who provide and support cancer services for Croydon patients.

"From my first appointment I have been fully kept up to date and involved in ongoing clinical decisions and have received all documentation in the post regards my care."

NHS Choices, December 2014

Breast cancer

According to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.  It predominantly affects women but men can get breast cancer too.

The Bradbeer Unit

Croydon Health Services has the long established Bradbeer unit, a dedicated breast cancer unit.  The team see around 2500 women each year, of which approximately 250 will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  

You will be referred by your GP and all patients are offered an appointment within two weeks.

The Bradbeer Unit was designed to offer a one-stop breast clinic, this means if you are referred with suspected breast cancer you can expect to be tested and to receive your results on the same day.

In addition, the Unit works closely with a genetics service and provides a family history screening service.

Breast cancer nurses

Experienced Macmillan breast care nurses offer regular dedicated clinics for breast cancer patients offering ongoing support and advice.

Surgery and breast reconstruction

Our expert consultants perform breast reconstruction surgery at Croydon University Hospital.  Complex breast reconstruction is performed by plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital.

Location

The Bradbeer Unit

Ground floor, The London Wing, Blue Zone, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE

Cancer Office

Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE

Main Outpatients

First floor, The London Wing, Blue Zone, Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE

How to refer

Urgent suspected cancer (USC)

This service's contact details for patients and for GP referrals are:

Tel: 020 8401 3986

Email: CH-TR.urgentreferraloffice@nhs.net (for all urgent suspected cancer (USC).

 

Tumour site specific referral forms can be found using the link: https://www.healthylondon.org/cancer/suspected-cancer-referrals/MS-word-referral-forms

If a patient shows possible signs and symptoms of any type of cancer it is important that GPs make an urgent referral directly to the Cancer Office.

Patients will be seen within two weeks of the referral being received by the Cancer Office

Cancer services

Croydon Health Services is part of the London Cancer Alliance (LCA) and works in partnership with LCA pathway groups to provide high-level cancer care to those diagnosed with cancer.  The Trust is proud to achieve a consistent record by meeting or exceeding national cancer targets each year.

The Trust works in close partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and has an on-site support centre at Croydon University Hospital for patients, families and carers. 

Other partners include, South East Cancer Help Centre, Croydon Citizens Advice Bureau, voluntary organisations, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RMH) and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, who provide and support cancer services.

The cancer service also provides:

  • A rapid access service for gynaecology
  • Gynaecology oncology clinic
  • Direct testing for prostate cancer and gastroenterology
  • Cancer clinical nurse specialists offer additional support to cancer patients acting as point of contact, ensuring a continuity and co-ordination of individual patient care. 

Cancer centres

Patients are treated at a cancer centre depending on their type of cancer.  Specific arrangements are made with the cancer centre and agreed as part of multidisciplinary team discussions. 

Croydon Health Services provides a diagnostic service for all cancers and the following treatments in partners with other Trusts:

Cancer centres

Type

Treatment

Cancer centre

Breast

Surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

-radiotherapy

Colorectal

Surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

-radiotherapy

Dermatology

Surgery

St George’s Hospital

-complex surgery

requiring plastics

Gynaecology

Diagnostic & low risk endometrial surgery

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy,

-radiotherapy

-surgery

Haematology

Level II service

Royal Marsden Hospital

-level III and level IV

Lung

Diagnostics, palliative care and follow up for radiotherapy

Royal Marsden Hospital

-chemotherapy

St George’s Hospital

-surgery

Paediatrics

POSCU Level1

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Royal Marsden Hospital

Urology

Surgery and bladder chemotherapy

Royal Marsden Hospital

-radiotherapy

St George’s Hospital

–complex surgery

Upper GI

Diagnostics

Royal Marsden Hospital

-surgery

Breast cancer

The breast care unit has a large and expert multidisciplinary team.

One-stop clinic

After referral all women are offered an appointment within two weeks and most are seen in a one-stop clinic where consultation, imaging and needle test results are available on the same day.  The unit works closely with a genetics service and provides a family history screening service.

Diagnostic imaging

Digital mammography and ultrasound scans are performed in the dedicated Bradbeer Unit and CT and MRI are performed in the main x-ray department.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Patients requiring chemotherapy or radiotherapy before or following breast cancer surgery will be referred for assessment and treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Breast care nurses

Our experienced and dedicated Macmillan breast care nurses run clinics providing lymphoedema and prosthetic fitting services, alongside ongoing support and information. 

Surgery and breast reconstruction

All surgery except complex breast reconstruction is performed at Croydon University Hospital.  Complex breast reconstruction is performed by plastic surgeons at St George’s Hospital.

Contact information

Cancer Office

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

Tel: 020 8401 3986   

Tel: Bradbeer Unit 020 8401 3448

Tel: Macmillan breast care nurses 020 8401 3652

Fax: 020 8401 3337