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Cancer Services

Cancer Services

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) provides cancer and palliative care services to patients and their families.

The L&D consultants treat the following sites:
Breast, lung, colorectal, oesophageal and gastric, pancreatic, gynaecology, urology, haematology skin, head and neck and thyroid. We offer onward referral to other specialist hospitals, if required.

Oncology Services are provided by consultant staff from the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, taking part in combined clinics and multidisciplinary meetings with our hospital cancer teams.

For information about Cancer Research at the L&D, please click here. 

The Supportive Care Service is based within the Macmillan Cancer Unit, where chemotherapy treatments are given. Also based within the unit are Cancer Nurse Specialists, Macmillan Palliative Care Nurses and a team of volunteers.

In addition the following services are available:

  • Patient information and Support Service - a full range of patient information booklets are available as well as access to the internet
  • Complementary Therapy Service and ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ (pampering therapy)
  • Psychology Service – psychological assessment and referral to the Macmillan Psychology Service is available
  • Welfare Benefits Advisor – a comprehensive assessment of financial needs can be undertaken
  • Lymphoedema clinics
  • Orthotics Service – wigs and prosthetics
  • Palliative care
  • Cancer and exercise program

The Cancer and Palliative Care Team work closely with local community teams to ensure patients and their families have continued supportive care in the home. Community teams work together with GPs, Macmillan Nurses, Community Matrons, Keech Hospice, Marie Curie, and Social Services. 

To access the service contact your GP or Cancer Nurse Specialist, or contact the information and support service on 01582 718189

Cancer screening

Breast Screening Service

The Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service is based at the L&D.

We provide high quality screening and diagnostic services for women living in Luton, South Bedfordshire and parts of Hertfordshire.

Please see our Breast screening page for more information. 

Bowel Screening Service

The L&D offers a full screening service for Luton, south Bedfordshire and parts of Hertfordshire and coordinates the programme in this area. Bowel Screening includes endoscopy services and specialist screening nurse clinics for people receiving an abnormal result.  

For further information visit the Cancer Screening website

The Cervical Screening Service 

We offer comprehensive Cervical Screening Service for women referred by their local GP and provide follow-up investigations if required. 


  • Anup VinayanSecond nameVinayanBiographyOncologist. Employed by Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) but works at the L&D on a sessional basis
  • Catherine LemonSecond nameLemonBiographyOncologist. Employed by Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) but works at the L&D on a sessional basis
  • Mei-Lin Ah-SeeSecond nameAh-SeeBiographyOncologist. Employed by Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) but works at the L&D on a sessional basis
  • Nicholas HerodotouSecond nameHerodotouBiographyBSc (Med.Sci.Hons), MB, BS, DGM, DRCOG, Dip.Pall.Med, MRCGP, FRCP (Lon) Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, works between the community and the L&D. Honorary Clinical Lecturer UCL Medical School
  • Peter HoskinsSecond nameHoskinsBiographyOncologist. Employed by Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) but works at the L&D on a sessional basis
  • Suzannah MawdsleySecond nameMawdsleyBiographyConsultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the management of patients with upper/lower gastrointestinal and lung cancer malignancies. Senior Educator and the Head of School for Clinical Oncology in London and KSS.