Services

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 44,000 patients a year. We have a history of over 100 years of leading cancer care.

Based in Manchester, we provide a networked service to a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, delivering care as close to patients’ homes as possible. As a national specialist centre, around a quarter of our patients come to us from across the UK.

Or find it alphabetically:

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Acute oncology

Acute Oncology manage the unexpected care needs of patients with cancer, including emergency situations, acute complications and acutely unwell patients.

B

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is the oldest form of radiotherapy, but also one of the least known. In its most simple form, brachytherapy is bringing a radioactive source close to a tumour.

C

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy means using medicines to treat cancer. There are lots of different chemotherapy medicines and we often give several medicines in combination to increase the effectiveness of treatment.

Christie Medical Physics and Engineering

Christie Medical Physics and Engineering (CMPE) provides medical physics and engineering support to a wide range of NHS and other institutions within the Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire area.

The Christie International

The Christie International offers accessible cancer expertise to healthcare organisations around the world.

Clinical oncology

Clinical oncologists are a type of cancer doctor. They provide radiotherapy and systemic treatments, such as chemotherapy.

Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre

The Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre at The Christie has an international reputation for treating advanced and early colorectal cancer, appendix tumours, peritoneal tumours, anal cancer and tumours within the pelvis.

Complex Discharge Team

The Complex Discharge Team support current inpatients with complex healthcare and nursing needs to ensure their discharge from hospital goes as smoothly as possible.

Complementary therapy

As an integrated part of the rehabilitation unit, we offer an award winning service which includes a range of complementary therapies, all free of charge to patients and carers alike.

E

Endocrinology

Our Endocrinology service is a specialist referral centre that welcomes referrals of patients with suspected or proven hormonal (endocrine) disorders.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Our ERAS programme can help reduce the risk of surgery-related complications and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible.

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Gynaecological oncology surgery

The gynaecological oncology surgical team at The Christie provides advanced surgery for all gynaecological cancers, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal and vulval cancers.

H

Haematology and transplant unit

The Christie Haematology and Transplant Unit (HTU) provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the blood and lymphatic system.

Head and neck team

The head and neck cancer team treats patients with tumours of the mouth, throat, head and neck.

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Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU)

The Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU) brings together day-patient services in one place.

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology uses high-tech image guidance equipment to carry out pinhole surgery, to treat patients and reduce side effects.

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Lymphoma

This page is for anyone with a personal or professional interest in lymphoma including patients who are newly diagnosed or who have already received treatment, their family, friends and health care providers.

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Medical illustration

The Medical Illustration team consists of clinical photographers and designers to assist with diagnosis, plan treatment and monitor certain clinical conditions.

Melanoma

The Melanoma service is for patients with melanoma who are either newly diagnosed or who have already received treatment.

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)

The Manchester MSCC service based at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust provides a single point of contact for primary and secondary care.

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Neuroendocrine tumour service

The neuroendocrine tumour service are experts in neuroendocrine tumours, including bowel tumours, pancreatic, appendiceal, gastric and pituitary tumours.

Neuro-oncology

Neuro-oncology is the management and treatment of tumours which occur in the brain and spinal cord (the Central Nervous System or CNS).

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Pathology

The Christie Pathology Partnership (CPP) is a joint venture between SYNLAB and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

At The Christie, we welcome any feedback – good or bad – about any aspect of your contact with the hospital. If you have a compliment, concern or complaint, please tell us.

The Christie Pharmacy

The Christie Pharmacy Company provides a number of services for patients. Our aim is to provide a service focused around the patient and to dispense medication in a professional and efficient way.

Proton beam therapy

The Christie is home to the first high energy NHS proton beam therapy (PBT) centre in the UK.

Psycho-oncology

The service provides psychiatric assessment and treatment, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and counselling to adult patients at The Christie with acute or chronic psychological problems.

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Radiology

The Radiology Service provides diagnostic, staging, re-staging and interventional procedures for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to treat disease. It can be given both externally and internally. Developments in radiotherapy allow us to target tumours with more accurate doses of radiation than ever before. Greater accuracy means that fewer healthy cells are damaged, which in turn means that stronger doses can be given, making treatment more effective and, sometimes, shorter.

Rehabilitation Department (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy)

We offer physiotherapy and occupational therapy to all inpatients during their treatment. Your medical team can refer you for this service, or you can ask them to refer you.

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Surgery

The need for surgery in cancer is well recognised with good quality evidence indicating that it is the treatment that is most likely to cure a cancer.

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The Supportive Care Team

Palliative care and symptom control support team helps patients and families live as actively as possible by providing high quality pain and symptom control as well as practical and psychological support.

Teenage and Young Adult Service (TYA)

The TYA service is for 16-24 year olds who are diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia at The Christie.

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Urology

The genito urinary cancer group at The Christie is one of the most advanced urological cancer teams in the country.