Radiotherapy is used as a treatment for cancer, this can involve one or multiple treatment sessions which are given daily. This treatment can be used to cure some cancers or reduce the probability of the cancer coming back. We also offer palliative treatments where the aim is to reduce some of the symptoms caused by cancer.
Our Radiotherapy Unit is based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. We are an outpatients department which opened in 2014 and are currently providing treatment for breast, prostate and palliative patients. All of our patients have access to free car parking in our own allocated car park situated next to the Radiotherapy Unit. This car park has disabled spaces available and as an added benefit, all appointments are based in the same department on a single floor which has comfortable and peaceful surroundings.
Within the department our highly skilled, professional team offer the latest radiotherapy treatments using state of the art technology. This includes intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for all breast treatments and a new technique called deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) for some left-sided breast cancer.
Our department offers modern treatment techniques utilising some of the latest radiotherapy equipment throughout all stages of the process, including an Elekta Agility head Linear Accelerator (often referred to as Agility) and a Siemens AS64 CT scanner. Agility uses intelligent beam shaping that is multifunctional with high-resolution beam shaping and provides the latest imaging technologies including IGRT (Image guided radiotherapy) and CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography). Such facilities enable us to provide the latest treatments such as Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).
The Radiotherapy Unit has one Elekta linear accelerator that provides the radiotherapy treatment, and a Siemens CT scanner which is used to plan treatment.
Please see below for the best route to take when coming into the department. We are situated behind the Candover Clinic, opposite the Ark Centre