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Breast Cancer

09/03/2020 |

About Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer. About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s… Read more »

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Myeloma

10/09/2018 |

What is Myeloma? Myeloma is a bone marrow cancer. You can find out more information about myeloma on  myeloma.org.uk  and the macmillan website. If you have been diagnosed with myeloma, we will arrange for a haematology consultant to see you at Colchester or Ipswich hospital.  There will also be a myeloma specialist nurse at your appointment. MDT meetings Your… Read more »

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Cancer

05/09/2018 |

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a… Read more »

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Colposcopy

20/06/2018 |

What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a simple examination that allows the doctor to look carefully at the cervix (the neck of the womb) by inserting an instrument that has a bright light and acts like a magnifying glass. Most women that we see have been referred because of an abnormal smear test result.  We also… Read more »

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Children’s assessment unit

20/06/2018 |

If you cannot arrange to see your GP and are worried about your child, call 111. If you feel it is an emergency, take your child directly to the Emergency department. Who comes to the CAU/PAU? The CAU at Colchester Hospital and the PAU at Ipswich Hospital are emergency wards for children. You will bring your child to us if: They have… Read more »

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NEW – Cancer Support Helpline for patients

31/03/2020 |

Patients with cancer can access support when they need it thanks to a new dedicated helpline that has been launched by the Trust.  The ESNEFT Cancer Support Helpline is for anyone with a cancer diagnosis who has questions about their care and has been developed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The Trust’s lead… Read more »

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Children’s health community services

20/06/2018 |

Community paediatrics Ipswich and Colchester hospitals work in partnership with community paediatrics. The community paediatrics service will: Assess and help your child if they have a developmental impairment Assess and help your child if they have a physical or learning disability Assess and help your child if they have complex health needs Carry out specialist… Read more »

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Essex support groups

09/03/2020 |

Colchester Hospital support groups Breast Cancer Support Group  Address: Wellbeing Centre, Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL. Meeting time: 7-9pm (First Wednesday of every month) Contact: 01206 748370 E-mail group HERE Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group Address: Training Rooms South, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester CO4… Read more »

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Chest and lungs

22/06/2018 |

Chest and lungs We diagnose and treat patients with chest and lung conditions including: pneumonia lung infections COPD (emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis) asthma bronchiectasis lung cancer TB sarcoidosis pulmonary fibrosis inflammatory lungs disease asbestos related lung diseases diseases of the pleura (lining of the lungs) pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) rarer lung diseases sleep… Read more »

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