There are many types of urological cancers. Some types can affect both men and women such as kidney and bladder cancers. Other cancers are gender specific affecting men, such as prostate, testicular and penile cancers. At the Royal Berkshire hospital we see and treat patients affected by cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicles and penis.
What does the Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist do?
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) 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 maximise 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 your outpatient appointments. You will also be given contact details of your CNS and they can be contacted by telephone, between the hours of 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists Contact Details
Via telephone 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays on 0118 3227905.
There is an answerphone facility on this phone and we would be grateful if you leave a message with your name and contact details. Please note messages left on the phone and email may not be responded to until the next working day. Please note that this facility is not for emergencies.
Alternatively, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information, support groups and website links
Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group: www.rpcsg.org.uk
Prostate Cancer UK: www.prostatecanceruk.org
Reading Bladder Cancer Support Group: www.readingbladdercancersupport.org.uk
Action Bladder Cancer UK: www.actionbladdercanceruk.org
Kidney Cancer UK: www.kcuk.org.uk
Testicular Cancer: www.cancerresearchuk.org
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer (Testicular, prostate and penile) : www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
Macmillan Cancer Support- www.macmillan.org.uk (information on all cancer types)