Find out more about how cancer treatment has evolved over the years, 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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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.

The Lincoln oncology centre at Lincoln County Hospital is holding an NHS 70 open day from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday 9 June.

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.

The unit is also joining in celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the NHS this year, by hosting a tea party in the chemotherapy garden, which has been recently refurbished by children from a local school. There will also be displays showing the development of radiotherapy and chemotherapy over the last 70 years.

In addition, the Hope for Tomorrow mobile chemotherapy unit will be on-site for people to look around and refreshments will be available.

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.”

For further information contact (01522) 307399.