What is Acute Oncology?
Acute Oncology ensures that cancer patients who develop an acute cancer-related or cancer treatment related problem receive the care they need quickly and in the most appropriate setting.
Each Trust within the SELCA has an Acute Oncology Service (AOS) which covers the following patient groups:
- Patients in whom a first diagnosis of cancer is made in the emergency setting, known as Malignancy of unknown origin (MUO)
- Patients with known cancer who present as an emergency with acute complications of non-surgical treatment – including Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and radiotherapy.
- Patients with known cancer who are acutely ill because of the disease itself.
- Providing telephone contact advice line for advice to patients, carers, and professionals.
Guys and St Thomas’s NHS FT AOS information and contact page:
King’s Collage Hospital NHS FT AOS information and contact page:
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS FT AOS information and contact page:
Access to AOS Guidelines for Care Professionals.