Urological cancer

Urological cancers affect the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. It includes bladder cancer and kidney cancer (or renal cancer), which is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. In men, urological cancers also include prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men in the UK, testicular cancer and penile cancer.

The urology cancer team provide a diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected or confirmed urology cancer after referral from the GP or another healthcare professional.

The most common type of treatment for urological cancers is surgery. During the procedure part or all of the affected organ is removed. Radiotherapy is also a common treatment. Chemotherapy can also be given. Your treatment programme will depend on the type of cancer you have, as well as the size of the cancer and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.

Most cases of penile cancer can be treated with chemotherapy cream or laser treatment. For later-stage cases, surgery might be required.  Reconstructive surgery can be done to correct any physical changes.

Contact us

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

 

Eastern Services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

Where will I be seen?

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 4JB

 

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

Meet the team

Consultant Urologists:

  • Mr John McGrath
  • Mr Malcolm Crundwell
  • Mr Mark Stott
  • Miss Liz Waine
  • Miss Melanie Walton
  • Miss Ange Cottrell
  • Mr Brian Parsons
  • Mr Miles Goldstraw
  • Mr Tom Dutton

Consultant Oncologists:

  • Dr Denise Sheehan
  • Dr Rajaguru Srinivasan
  • Dr Vicky Ford
  • Dr Peter Stephens

Clinical Nurse Specialists:

  • Jane Billing
  • Karen Green
  • Moira Anderson
  • Katie Quaintance
  • Claire Turner

Services and treatments

The  Macmillan website explains more about the different types of treatments offered.

You can also find out more about the different types of treatment by visiting the NHS website. 

This includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Targeted therapy

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole. 

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Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

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Last updated: November 14, 2022.

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