Dr Jenny Bradbury (01722 336262 ext. 3217)
Dr Hugo De La Pena
Pembroke Oncology Outpatients (01722 336262 ext. 4382)
Our Medical Oncologists advise on and provide medical therapy for cancer. Their major role is with chemotherapy. At MDT, they will provide input on the advisability of chemotherapy for an individual patients and will then discuss the risks and benefits of this therapy with the patient. Chemotherapy is very effective in destroying cancer cells but can also damage normal body cells. The Oncologist must therefore skillfully balance doses of drugs and side effects to provide the best care.
Dr Clare Crowley (Southampton)
Dr Amit Chakrabarti (Poole)
Dr Mark Beresford (Bath)
Clinical Oncologists (Radiotherapy doctors) advise on and give radiotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy treatment is important for early breast cancer and is also of value if the breast cancer returns - to relieve local symptoms. Depending on where patients live, we use 4 radiotherapy centers: Southampton, Poole, Basingstoke and Bath, as we do not have facilities to provide radiotherapy at Salisbury Hospital.