The role of the cancer navigator involves being the first point of contact for patients and their loved ones, offering support and guidance through their entire cancer journey from diagnosis, through treatment, to living with and beyond cancer.
The Derby Gynaecology Oncology Centre, which is based at Royal Derby Hospital, has been recognised by the European Society of Gynaecological Oncologists (ESGO) for providing exceptional care and delivering better outcomes as a result of more comprehensive surgery for ovarian cancer. This makes the Trust one of only 47 such centres in Europe to be recognised by ESGO.
We’d like to wish a very happy retirement to the fantastic Kay Fleetwood, who leaves the Trust today having made a huge difference throughout her 37 years in the NHS.
Women treated for ovarian cancer in Derby and Derbyshire have the best five-year survival rate in the East Midlands, according to a report. A study by the British Gynaecological Cancer Society, in partnership with Public Health England, reveals that NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had the best five-year survival rate for women receiving ovarian cancer treatment.
A cervical cancer patient is reminding other women of the importance of going for a smear test.
Bec, who lives in Derbyshire, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2020. As part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, she is also encouraging women to go for their smear tests regularly.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is leading the way nationally as a provider of life-saving surgery for patients with gynaecological cancers.