Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists are experienced nurses
with specialist training to support people with lung cancer, or
those who are suspected of having lung cancer, from investigation
through to treatment and beyond.
They are part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) involved in the
care and treatment of people who have a diagnosis of lung cancer,
coordinating patient care and acting as the first point of contact
for queries. They can help with important issues relating to
diagnosis, care and treatment including:
Explaining Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Answering questions and providing information to help people
affected by lung cancer to take part in important decisions about
Dealing with a diagnosis, or potential diagnosis of cancer can
be very difficult and cause anxiety. For many people, it can
be helpful to talk about their feelings and concerns with their
Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Helping people with lung cancer to manage symptoms, for example
difficulty with breathing, coughing or pain (not everyone will
experience these symptoms).
Financial Advice and Signposting to Other
Providing information on how people affected by cancer can
access practical support, benefits or grants. They can also provide
information about other service, for example benefits advice or
local support groups.
Your Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists are:
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Karen Capenhurst - 01325 743425 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Hope - 01325 743046 email@example.com
Lead Clinican - Dr Sophie Wyn Jones
University Hospital of North Durham
Joanne Willis - 0191 333 2331 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Fletcher - 0191 332 731 email@example.com
Lead Clinician - Dr Cummings
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital