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Radiotherapy

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Colchester hospital

In addition we use Brachytherapy, this is where tubes are inserted directly into the affected area and the radioactive material is moved along those tubes. This means that the tumour can receive a high dose of radiation but surrounding tissues only get a small dose. Brachytherapy can be used to treat many cancers but at Colchester we use it to treat gynaecological cancers.

 

We also offer treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease (Contracture) where early use of radiotherapy can delay or avoid the need for surgery.

 

 

We have two Macmillan Information and Support radiographers, their role is to provide:

  • Specialist radiotherapy information booklets written by us
  • Time and space for patients to discuss treatments and concerns
  • Holistic support
  • An information phone service

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Clinics

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Reception 01206 745 055

Ipswich Hospital

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Reception 01473 704 289

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. It does this by making them unable to reproduce or grow

It can also be used to treat non cancerous conditions, these include:

  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Keloid scars
  • Over active thyroids

It can be used on its own or together with other treatments such as:

  • chemotherapy
  • surgery
  • hormone treatments.

 

We plan your treatment just for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

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