This free talk is one of a series of Medicine for Members events, which are intended to give local residents an insight into key elements of the hospital's daily work.
The chemotherapy talk will take place on Tuesday 2nd April, 2pm – 3pm in the Education Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital. It will look at what chemotherapy is, why we give it to patients, what the side effects may be, scalp cooling and what patients can expect from the Pennine chemotherapy service generally.
The session will be led by Lindsey Dawson, Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse. Lindsey is based in the Victoria Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital and is an expert on the subject of chemotherapy. Lindsey oversees the chemotherapy service for breast, colorectal and haematology cancers in the Victoria Unit and ward F11 at the Royal Oldham Hospital.
The haematology unit chemotherapy service which Lindsey oversees treats patients with chronic long term blood disorders and blood cancers in the integrated day case and 22 bedded inpatient unit. Most patients attending the department are receiving chemotherapy and can be in hospital for prolonged periods of time combined with numerous day case attendances.