Cancer care in Cambridge

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital supports you and your family through every stage of your cancer journey. Whether you’re worried, have been referred for tests, would like a referral, or have been diagnosed, our experts can help. You can enquire by phone or fill out the form below.

0300 131 1403

Cancer Care at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

Our care is consultant led in conjunction with the oncology team and may include one or more of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy*
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Biological/targeted therapy
  • Bone marrow aspiration*
  • Other care including cryotherapy, brachytherapy*, laser and high intensity focussed ultrasound*

*These treatments will be arranged by your Consultant at another hospital.

After your initial consultation, you will be offered a pre-treatment appointment. This is an opportunity to meet the nursing staff, view our facilities and ask any questions you may have.

Living with cancer

Our focus is on supporting you through your entire cancer journey, helping you to live with cancer. There are several care options, and your consultant will discuss the most effective and appropriate ones for you following your cancer diagnosis.

Your hospital experience

If you require ongoing care with us such as chemotherapy or systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT), we’re committed to providing:

A clean environment

We're very proud of our excellent record of keeping infections at bay because we know it's front of mind for a lot of patients.

Easy access

We're located on Trumpington Road just outside Cambridge city centre, near Addenbrooke's hospital. We have no restrictions on visiting times so family and friends can visit whenever you like.

Free on-site parking

Free on-site parking, please register your vehicle on the tablets at any of our reception desks.

24-hour contact service

At any point throughout your care, you'll be able to contact a member of our clinical team 24 hours a day if you need advice.

Our holistic approach to cancer care

At Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, we have a dedicated team to support you. You'll get to know them, and they'll get to know you. Our experts include Consultants, surgeons, radiologists, and specialist oncology nurses all committed to supporting your care.

At the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, we offer practical, emotional, and social support through our on-site support services and survivorship programme.

Drop-in centre

We’ve been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark; this recognises that Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for people with cancer. It also acknowledges that we respect our visitors’ privacy, we treat you with dignity and that our facilities will help improve your wellbeing.

Maggie’s Centre at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

Maggie’s is a charity that provides free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer, their family, and friends, from diagnosis and throughout living with the affects after cancer. Maggie’s Cambridge helps people to achieve the best possible state of psychological and physical health throughout their cancer journey.

Maggie’s Cambridge Centre has been providing high quality, evidence-based support since 2013 in the local area. It is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people in a similar situation or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea. We have a strong partnership with Maggie’s and our Cancer Support Specialists work with members of the medical team, nursing team and ward staff. The Maggie’s room is located within the hospital building, near the oncology suite.

To find out more, please click here.

Cancer Rehabilitation at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital offers a Cancer Rehabilitation through Exercise Programme to meet the recommendations from the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative suggest that people living with and beyond cancer should have access to physical activity interventions. Positive benefits of activity intervention have been found to alleviate side-effects associated with chemotherapy such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Body image

To find out more about our rehab programme, download our patient leaflet here.

Quality of life

In patients with long term cancer the increase in activity had beneficial effects on quality of life and independence as their physical abilities increased. They also reported improved psychological and social wellbeing.

As a result of the positive evidence the National Cancer Rehabilitation Advisory Board and National Cancer Action Team in England wholly support the development and implementation of rehabilitation programmes, here's what one of our patients said:
“When I was asked if I would like to attend the Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym I jumped at the chance. Since I was diagnosed, my walking had got more painful. Hannah started me on different exercises to strengthen my core, which I do each day at home. These really help and on my last holiday I was able to walk 5 miles which I hadn't done for months. Walking is a huge part of our lives and holidays are centred around them, so I had been missing out by not walking as far as my husband and dog. Going to the gym has not only improved my fitness, posture, and stamina, it's also improved my mental wellbeing. We still have work to do, but the improvement I’ve had so far is tremendous and I am so grateful that I had the chance to attend these sessions and do the exercises at home or when needed on a walk.

Meet the Cambridge cancer care team

We have a team of consultants, surgeons, radiologists, and specialist oncology nurses all committed to ensuring you receive the best care available.

Our specialist team can be contacted on 01223 851427.

Dr Richard Benson


Specialty Clinical Oncology

Dr Hugo Ford


Specialty Medical Oncology

Dr David Gilligan

BSc (Hons), MB BChir, FRCP (Edin), FRCR, MA

Specialty Clinical Oncology

Dr Simon Russell


Specialty Clinical Oncology

Dr Karen McAdam


Specialty Medical Oncology

Dr Pippa Corrie


Specialty Medical Oncology

Professor George Follows

MA, PhD, FRCPath, BM, BCh, FRCPath

Specialty Haematology

Dr Sarah Jefferies


Specialty Medical Oncology

Dr Danish Mazhar

MA (Oxon), MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Specialty Medical Oncology

Dr Charles Crawley


Specialty Haematology

Contact our oncology team in Cambridge

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