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Treatments

BHOC provides specialist non-surgical treatments for people with cancer, and for people who do not have cancer but require specialist radiotherapy or haematology services. The three main specialities are oncology, haematology, and palliative care.

bhocWe provide a range of specialist services, including treatments for radiotherapy, chemotherapy, brachytherapy, molecular radiotherapy, stem cell (bone marrow) transplantation, and palliative care

You can also watch videos on living with cancer, preparing for chemotherapy, radiotherapy for adults, and our award-winning animated film "One of a Kind", explaining radiotherapy for children. We provide supportive care through our psychological health services, including the Cancer Information and Support Centre

We are a specialist centre for patients with testicular cancer, sarcoma, haematological conditions, haemophilia, sickle-cell and thalassaemia, and are the designated centre for teenage and young adult cancer services

We are the only Comprehensive Care Centre for Haemophilia in the South West. As well as being the cancer treatment centre for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we provide specialist services to people from across the South West.

We care for up to 1,000 people every week day.

There are two wards in BHOC - Ward D603 (was ward 61) and D703 (was ward 62) - and two day units (chemotherapy and haematology). There is a combined outpatients department. The radiotherapy treatment floor on LG2 (lower ground 2) has five linacs (linear accelerators) and a brachytherapy theatre. The building houses an Molecular Radiotherapy Unit with 5 single-bedded rooms on an isolation corridor on Ward D603.

We provide chemotherapy in the community

BHOC provides services in the community at our satellite clinic at South Bristol Community Hospital and

Clinical trials Concord Medical Centre in the North of the city. Download our patient guide on Chemotherapy in the Community to find out more.

The trials team ensure that patients have the opportunity to be involved in relevant studies, and provide information, support, treatment and follow-up as part of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Research Network (ASWCRN).

Support for patients and families

We know that distress can be a natural response to the experience of cancer and its treatments, and so there are psychological health services at the BHOC specifically to support people affected by cancer.