Blood cancers

What we do

Blood cancer is a term for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system. They can include lymphomas, myelomas and some leukaemias. 25,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year—that’s 75 people each day.

We are part of the North West London Cancer Network and are here to provide support, care and advice in one of our many clinics. Treatment is provided in our medical day unit at Chelsea and Westminster.

We use a multidisciplinary approach to ensure we plan the best possible package of care for each of our patients. Our clinical nurse specialist is also on hand to work closely with nurses delivering care to both inpatients and outpatients, ensuring people have access to the information they require about their disease and treatment. They also act as a key worker and liaise with colleagues across the hospital and the community to ensure people have a seamless experience when they are moving between the hospital and their home.

We aim to provide patient with an environment in which stress is minimised and where they can have a smooth journey from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond. This involves regularly liaising with colleagues at Hammersmith Hospital for specialist cases such as stem cell transplant.

Our team

Consultants include Dr Ian Gabriel (lead), Dr Francis Matthey and Prof Mark Bower. There is also a clinical nurse specialist on the team.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Kobler Daycare, 2nd Floor, Lift Bank B


T: 020 3315 8281


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