01 November 2016
The latest news and events from the Spire Specialist Care Centre, Chelmsford.
The Spire Specialist Care Centre offers radiotherapy and chemotherapy for head & neck cancers. Our centre provides a full comprehensive support with H&N CNS, dietitian and speech and a language therapist. All prophylactic PEG insertion and feeds are arranged through the aforementioned team or the patient’s GP. Our CNS nurse is also a nurse prescriber and oversees the medicine management alongside our SALT who is used for a pro-active approach to preserving swallowing complex. Each patient has a weekly follow-up post treatment, until they are handed back to their GP. To date, no H&N patients (both concurrent with bilateral neck treatment) have required rescanning or preplanning. Before your treatment you will need to see a dentist. Macmillan have provided a comprehensive overview of what to expect.Further information from Macmillan