Cervical Cancer

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is when cells in your cervix (the neck of the womb) grow in an uncontrolled way and form a tumour. We don’t know what causes cervical cancer. But we do know that it is influenced by your age, lifestyle and family history.

How is cervical cancer treated?

The most common treatments for cervical cancer are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted treatment. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your individual circumstances. Your consultant will discuss your treatment options with you.

You can find a good explanation of treatment choices at Jo’s trust

You can also find useful information at Macmillan.

We are keen to improve cervical cancer care by recruiting to clinical trials. If you are suitable for a trial, your team will discuss this with you. More information on trials can be found at Cancer Research UK.

Who’ll be involved in my care?

There are many different members of staff involved in your care.

Clinical Oncologists

Clinical Oncologists are doctors specialising in the treatment of cancer involving drug treatments and radiotherapy.

  • Dr Azmat Sadozye
  • Dr Rosie Harrand: 0141 301 7059
  • Dr Kathryn Graham: 0141 301 7129
  • Dr Ashleigh Kerr
  • Professor Nick Reed.

Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialists

Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialists can provide information, advice and support to you as you go through treatment and direct you to help from other sources if needed e.g. benefits, Macmillan grants, psychological support services.

  • Rosie McCahill: 0141 301 7615

IV chemotherapy nurses

IV chemotherapy nurses give chemotherapy in out-patient chemotherapy units.


Clinical trials nurses

Clinical trials nurses provide support and information for you if you take part in clinical trials.


Out-patient Nursing Staff

You will meet many different members of our nursing staff during your appointments to clinic. They work closely with your doctor and help prepare you for any examinations or tests you may have. They can offer advice, care and treatment on many problems associated with treatment such as radiotherapy skin reactions, open wounds and infections.

Pharmacist

Our pharmacies specialise in cancer drug treatment and support our medical and nursing staff in all aspects of chemotherapy and drug prescription. They can offer advice on any questions or concerns about your medications or chemotherapy and any effects they may have.

Where will I be treated?

We hold outpatient clinics in the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and the New Stobhill hospital.

Your chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment will be given in the Beatson. Sometimes you will need to be admitted to a ward at the Beatson for treatment – this will usually be ward B5.

Meet the Cervical team

Consultants
Dr Azmat Sadozye Dr Azmat Sadozye
Dr Rosie Harrand Dr Rosie Harrand
Dr Kathryn Graham Dr Kathryn Graham
Dr Ashleigh Kerr Dr Ashleigh Kerr
Professor Nick Reed Professor Nick Reed
Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialists
Rosie McCahill Rosie McCahill

For further information on Cervical Cancer


www.macmillan.org.uk

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