When talking about cancer services in the Glasgow and Clyde areas, most people automatically assume that the Beatson is the only place where patients receive treatment.
But that’s not the case.
Although the Beatson provides a wide range of non-surgical treatments and therapies, most patients will have received a part of the care for their illness at their local hospital. This includes, for example, diagnostic investigations, staging scans (such as MRI and CT scans), surgery and chemotherapy.
We aim to provide as much care as we can, as locally as we can, and there are cancer clinics at all our major hospitals. These include:
Children with cancer receive their care at the Royal Hospital for Children.
How we provide cancer services is always developing and changing. Cancer patients are now able to receive chemotherapy treatments at the Victoria Hospital instead of having to travel to the Beatson.