The radiotherapy treatment comes from an electrical machine called a ‘Linear accelerator’ and is directed as a beam to the part of the body that needs to be treated. Treatment is given daily over a period of days or weeks and you may hear people call these treatments ‘fractions’. They are just a fraction of your treatment dose and plan.
Immunotherapy is a biological therapy and type of targeted treatment that boosts the patient’s natural defence, the immune system, and enables it to find and destroy cancer cells found in the body. At Rutherford Cancer Centres, we use several different types of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer, in order to prevent cells growing and replicating or spreading around the body.
Chemotherapy at the Rutherford takes place in our modern therapy suites, consisting of up to ten treatment areas offering treatment for haematology/oncology patients requiring systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and supportive care in an outpatient setting. The infusion therapy suites are available for patients undergoing treatment for breast, urology, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, and both malignant and non-malignant haematology disorders.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres provide innovative diagnostic imaging services, using world-class imaging technology.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres house some of the most sophisticated and accurate diagnostic imaging technology available. Our diagnostic imaging services are accessible to self-pay patients, those with private medical insurance and NHS patients (subject to approval), and are delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities.
These services are available to patients who need MRI diagnostic scanning to identify a range of medical conditions, not just cancer. Patients and clinicians using IMAGING@Rutherford can expect a first-class, rapid diagnostic service for a wide range of conditions.
Approved by insurers
In addition to offering services on a self-pay basis, we are in the networks of all large private medical insurers.
Rapid diagnostic service
We are proud to be able to offer a high quality imaging service in a relaxed setting with detailed reporting delivered electronically and, be able to help fulfil a current and considerable national requirement for increased and faster diagnostic services.
World-class technology partner
We have partnered with Phillips to deliver the latest imaging technology providing excellent image quality.
Watch the video below to take a look at our state-of-the-art MRI suite at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Northumberland.