Cancer services

Cancer services include all the health and social care services needed to diagnose, treat and care for people with cancer and their families.

These services are provided in a range of different places, including GP surgeries, district hospitals, in larger specialist hospitals and in patients’ own homes.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has a range of specialist teams and local diagnostic and treatment teams. These teams comprise doctors from differing specialties – surgery, medicine, oncology (cancer treatment), radiology (X-ray), pathology (examination of specimens) and nurse specialists, administration support and other professionals such as dietitians in some teams.

ULHT has a comprehensive range of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments at Lincoln County Hospital, with chemotherapy also provided at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston and Grantham and District Hospital. Inpatient and outpatient cancer care is provided across the Trust for some cancers and in certain areas for the more specialised cancers.

All patients diagnosed with cancer are reviewed by cancer teams to agree the most beneficial course of treatment and to plan future care. The team will provide patients with any information, guidance and support or provide details for further help; for example, The Macmillan Information and Support centres or local support groups. Good communication with doctors and nurses can help reduce fears about treatment.

Lincoln oncology centre

We are a dedicated and friendly department based at Lincoln County Hospital, committed to providing the best cancer treatment experience for the people of Lincolnshire.

We care for over 2,000 people per year and their family and carers, delivering high quality radiotherapy, chemotherapy and brachytherapy.

For disabled access information about the Lincoln oncology centre please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Please use the links below to find out further information about our services, available facilities, and what to expect during treatment.

Acute oncology service