Welcome to cancer services

Welcome to cancer services

Offering support in every aspect of care

We offer a range of cancer services across our sites and strive to deliver a high quality, comprehensive service that is tailored around the individual needs of the patient. 

Our dedicated Cancer Care team is here to offer support in every aspect of care, and at every stage of treatment.

Our services range from diagnostics to surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Cancer services news

Michelle Camm
Mum urges others to attend cervical screening after cancer diagnosis

A mum of two who was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, despite not having any symptoms, has urged women to attend vital screening. Michelle Camm was delivered the shock news that she had Stage 3c cer...

Leading cancer charity visits UHDB to see screening lab in action
Leading cancer charity visits UHDB to see screening lab in action

A leading cancer charity has visited UHDB to see the cervical cancer screening lab in action that serves the whole of the East Midlands. The visit happened as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Wee...

Joanne Douglas Patient Hero Award
Skin cancer specialist Joanne hailed a 'rock' by grateful patient

A UHDB colleague who helps patients following a skin cancer diagnosis has been hailed a ‘rock’ by one patient who nominated her for a Making a Difference Award. Joanne Douglas, Skin can...

The radiotherapy team are offering an innovative new treatment
Innovative tattoo-free radiotherapy will help those with breast cancer

Today is World Radiography Day and to celebrate we are shining a light on UHDB’s fantastic radiotherapy department and a new innovative treatment they are delivering to cancer patients in our co...

Oncology team at Queen's Hospital
Cancer patients praise UHDB colleagues for providing them with the sensitive care they needed

UHDB continues to encourage cancer patients to act if they have any concerns they may have symptoms. This follows the release of a survey that found previous and current cancer patients in Derby and B...

patient ringing cancer bell
Five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer patients 'best in East Midlands'

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 par...

Cervical cancer patient
Cervical cancer patient urges women to go for smear tests

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 Can...

Philip Kirk
New prostate cancer procedure is helping to improve radiotherapy patients' quality of life

UHDB is one of only a handful of Trusts in the UK now offering a brand new procedure designed to improve the quality of life of prostate cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.  The minimally...

three radiotherapy nurses smiling
Supporting Radiotherapy patients with side effects

Radiotherapy patients experiencing any late side effects following treatment can now benefit from a vital new UHDB service....

Mr Anish Bali
UHDB surgeons leading the way for gynaecological cancer treatment

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is leading the way nationally as a provider of life-saving surgery for patients with gynaecological cancers....