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Urological Cancers

The East Kent Urology Department at EKHUFT is a specialist centre for the treatment of urological cancers.

Based mainly at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, we offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of Prostate, Kidney, Bladder, Testicular and Penile Cancers. We work closely with other centres of excellence and are actively involved in clinical trials and research. We also work closely with Biomedical Sciences units at the University of Kent and several other Universities including Oxford and University of London. 

We have an active community outreach programme to ensure that the care of our patients has a smooth transition and follow up and includes close communication with GPs and Specialist Nursing Teams.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years. Find out more about Prostate Cancer
Kidney cancer, also called renal cancer, is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Find out more about Kidney Cancer
Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue, known as a tumour, develops in the bladder lining. In some cases, the tumour spreads into the bladder muscle. Find out more about Bladder Cancer
Cancer of the testicle is one of the less common cancers, and tends to affect men between 15 and 49 years of age. Find out more about Testicular Cancer
Penile cancer is a rare type of cancer that occurs on the skin of the penis or within the penis. It most commonly affects men over the age of 50. Find out more about Penile Cancer
The Cancer Care Line

  Contact The Cancer Care Line:  01227 868666

 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm)

This is a central helpline for all patients who have come into contact with a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist or the Macmillan Acute Oncology Team. Not all people that are given this number have cancer, some maybe undergoing investigations to rule it out.

The people that answer your calls are not medically trained and in order for them to direct you to correct person/ team, they will ask for some clinical and personal information.

The Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists run designated phone clinics, therefore if appropriate you will be booked onto the next available telephone clinic which may not be the same day. 

If the Cancer Care Line Co-ordinator's triage indicates you require urgent clinical advice, you will be put through to the specialist nurse of the day.

Urology Cancer Nurse Specialists please either call the Cancer Care line above or email. ekhuft.uro-onccns@nhs.net

Urology Cancer Key Workers 

Macmillan Lead Urology Nurse Specialists
Morna Jones
David Stafford
Janey Blofield
Sarah Griffin
Emma Chamberlain
Laura Neville

Urology Cancer Specialist Practitioner
Lloyd Soper

Advanced Surgical Care Practitioner
Curtis Phelan

Holistic Needs Assessment (Urology Cancer Support Workers):
Marisa Smith
Robyn Dunn

Urology Cancer Pathway Navigator:
Jade Pilcher