The Acute Oncology Service (AOS) supports cancer patients admitted to hospital who are unwell with a complication of their cancer, side effects of their cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiotherapy) or have a new diagnosis of cancer.
Information and advice to patients/carers when a patient has:
The service is currently available Monday to Friday within office hours, 9.00am - 5.00pm. We aim to see all patients referred to the service within 24 hours of referral. Service is provided in Llandough through telephone advice and visiting CNS. Referrals from Friday or weekends will be acted upon the next working day (Monday or Tuesday if bank holiday).
Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is when a secondary cancer is diagnosed, but even after tests have been carried out, doctors can’t tell where the cancer first started. The primary cancer is unknown.
Find out about primary and secondary cancers, how CUP is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support.
Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) happens when cancer grows in, or near, the spine and presses on the spinal cord and nerves. Any type of cancer can spread to the bones of the spine, but MSCC is more common in people with breast, lung or prostate cancers, lymphoma, or myeloma.
Find out more about this condition.