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Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers

Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers (UGI) are cancers which affect the upper part of the gastric tract

  1. Oesophagus
  2. Stomach (gastric cancer)
  3. Pancreas
  4. Duodenum
  5. Liver (Primary only)

The UGI Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team also care for patients whose primary cancer is not known and often never found. This group of patients is known as Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP).

What do the UGI and CUP Cancer CNS do?

A Clinical Nurse Specialist is able to offer increased levels of support, advice and guidance to patients with cancer. All patients with cancer should have access to a CNS. They are usually present with the consultant when a diagnosis of cancer is given but if you are unsure whether you have seen one or not please feel free to ask your consultant. The CNS works closely with hospital nurses, doctors and other health care professionals to maximize the independence, dignity and quality of life of people suffering from cancer. They also liaise closely with community carers and GPs to ensure you receive the highest quality of care at home. You may see the CNS when you are on the ward, whilst having surgery, chemotherapy treatment or at the outpatient appointments. You will also be given contact details of your CNS and they can be contacted by telephone, between the hours of 08.00 – 16.00 Monday to Friday.

UGI and CUP Cancer CNS contact details

By telephone Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 16.00 (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays). There is an answerphone facility on this phone and we would be grateful if you leave a message with your name, contact details and a brief message.

The telephone number is 0118 322 7748

Messages may not be returned until the following working day. This is not an emergency service.

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