Clinical Service

Cancer Care

Contact us

Call our cancer care line on 01227 868666.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm.

What we do

East Kent Hospitals cancer services provide care and support for people with cancer.

Our teams work with neighbouring Trusts as well as specialist centres to make sure our patients have access to state of the art assessment, diagnostic and treatment facilities.

If you're diagnosed with cancer, you'll be cared for by a team of specialists.

About your treatment

Your team will recommend the treatment they think it's the best option for you, but the final decision is yours. Making this decision can be difficult. You may find it useful to write a list of questions to ask your care team.

We offer chemotherapy and radiotherapy for our patients.

Before your treatment begins, you'll have tests to check your general health and make sure the treatment is suitable for you.

These may include:

  • blood tests – to check things such as how well your liver and kidneys are working, and how many blood cells you have

  • X-rays and scans – to check the size of your cancer

  • measurements of your height and weight – to help your team work out the correct dose.

During treatment you'll also have tests to monitor your progress.

View our chemotherapy patient information library

Where you'll be treated

We have three chemotherapy units and a mobile chemotherapy unit, which travels to different sites in Kent. These are:

  • Cathedral Day Unit, Canterbury

  • Celia Blakey Centre, Ashford

  • Viking Day Unit, Margate

  • Mobile Unit travels to Herne Bay, Cheriton and Dover.

Where to find us

Our clinic appointments are held at the following sites: