Find out how Lincolnshire’s oncology team are helping with the treatment of cancer at hospital open day

Patients and the public can find out more about how cancer is treated, and the great strides that have been made in improving diagnosis and treatment, at an open day next month.

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The Lincoln oncology centre at Lincoln County Hospital is holding an open day for cancer patients and their families to coincide with World Radiography Day from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday 10 November.

There will be displays and information to look at in the main waiting room and the chemotherapy suite will be open to look around. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about radiotherapy and chemotherapy and also enquiries regarding radiotherapy or nursing as a possible career choice.

There will be tours of the department so that visitors can see treatment machines and equipment in action. The Chemotherapy Suite will also be open for visitors to look around.

Jane Hall, Macmillan Specialist Radiographer, said: “Everyone is welcome to come and see what we do and ask questions.

“Many people don’t know what a radiographer does. If you have an accident and go to hospital, the chances are that you will see a diagnostic radiographer, who produce images that are used to diagnose injury or disease. However, therapy radiographers in oncology use precisely-targeted doses of radiation to treat cancer and we would love to tell you about it as we help to promote World Radiography Day.”

For further information contact (01522) 307399.