Our oncology unit at University Hospital Southampton is one of only 12 regional cancer centres in the UK, serving a population of around 1.7 million people.
We are a leader in cancer research and treatment development. Up to 500 patients each year take part in national and international trials, giving them access to new drugs before they become widely available.
We are developing as a global centre of excellence, and are treating more and more patients from outside the Wessex area.
We are renowned for excellent cancer treatment and specialise in:
- breast cancer
- gynaecological cancers
- lymphoma– a cancer that affects white blood cells and the immune system
- melanoma – a malignant tumour normally found on the skin
- sarcoma – cancer of connective or supportive tissue such as bone, cartilage, muscle
- testicular cancer
- brain cancers
- gastro-intestinal cancer
- head and neck cancer
- lung cancer
- urological cancer
The range of other cancer support facilities include:
- haematology– the study of blood
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy delivered by our therapies team
- paediatric cancer care– the Piam Brown unit cares for children from birth to 16 years of age with all types of cancer
- palliative care– including home care and community help
- the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, within the hospital, funded by Southampton Hospitals Charity