UGI (Upper gastro-intestinal) cancer
What is it?
The UGI team supports and cares for patients and families who are diagnosed with an Upper GI cancer, which includes:
- Gall bladder.
Where do we offer this service?
UGI cancers are diagnosed and investigated on all three of our hospital sites but surgery is carried out within the Leeds Hospitals Trust. Chemotherapy can be delivered at all three sites along with other non surgical treatments.
Who should you contact?
Upper GI Nurse Specialists:
Lisa Verity and Lindsay Horobin
Upper GI Support Worker:
Patient Advice Line: 07787 105193 Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Patient information leaflets
Macmillan Cancer Care has a number of information leaflets you may find helpful. Visit the website at www.macmillan.org.uk or telephone 0207 840 7840.
The Upper GI Nurse Specialists supports patients in clinics across the three hospital sites.
Further advice and support
- Oesophageal Patients’ Association (OPA), Leeds – contact Joyce Smith on: 01757 248180
- OPA National Group helpline: 0121 704 9860.
- Pancreatic Cancer UK www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk tel: 0203 177 1686, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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