The Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Cancer Unit is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. The Network covers a geographical area from North London to mid-Bedfordshire, west to Buckinghamshire and east to Hertfordshire, providing services to a population of two million people. The Mount Vernon Hospital Cancer Centre provides specialist care, including radiotherapy and complex chemotherapy, with the local Cancer Units and the Primary Care Trusts providing routine and on-going care, including chemotherapy.
Oncology services are provided by consultant staff from Mount Vernon, taking part in combined clinics with the Luton and Dunstable hospital staff.
To access the service please visit your GP.
The lead clinician for cancer services is Mr. Mike Pittam, Consultant Surgeon.
Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for all tumour sites are held on a regular basis, mostly weekly, to discuss newly diagnosed or suspected cancer patients. Some MDT meetings participate in video-conferencing with other Network Teams to encourage wider discussion and input to the patient pathway. The MDT Office can be contacted on either: 01582 718 268 or 01582 718 099.
Name, Telephone, Fax
Mr. Pittam 01582 497097 01582 497176
Mr. Ravichandran 01582 718009 01582 718009
Jan Chalkley/Frances Taffs [CNS] 01582 497103 bleep 168 / 462 01582 497103
Breast Screening Nurses 01582 497594
Breast Screening Centre 01582 497599
Refer urgently patients:
Consider non-urgent referral in:
In patients presenting with symptoms and/or signs suggestive of breast cancer, investigation prior to referral is not recommended
Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.
Female Breast Cancer:
Male Breast Cancer:
Last updated: 20/06/2013
Update due: 20/06/2014