Benign

Radiotherapy may be used as an effective treatment to cure and relieve various benign conditions.

 

When other treatments haven’t worked, radiotherapy can offer effective pain relief. It’s used to stop some conditions from getting worse. It can also improve or maintain your quality of life by delaying, or even preventing, the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.

Dupuytren’s disease

Dupuytren’s disease, or Dupuytren’s contracture, affects the connective tissue in the palm of the hand. It starts as nodules (lumps) and cords (lines of tissue that follow the tendons). Left untreated, it can cause one or more fingers to bend inwards towards the palm permanently. It can worsen over time, restricting movement and making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks.

Ledderhose disease

Ledderhose disease is a thickening of the connective tissue in the sole of the foot. It starts with hard, flat, lumps (nodules) that grow on the soles of the feet. Left untreated, it can cause tenderness and pain when standing or walking.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition caused by a strain on the strong band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the bones in the mid-foot (also known as the plantar fascia). It leads to inflammation and degeneration of the fascia, which causes pain in the heel, making it difficult to walk or run.

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a pain in the Achilles tendon, which is at the back of the ankle. It’s caused by damage or overuse of the tendon, often due to a sudden increase in exercise. The tendon becomes weaker and less flexible, and microscopic tears develop. These result in pain, weakness and swelling.

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We attract and retain some of the most experienced doctors in the country, who all have a passion for improving patient outcomes and specialise in the treatment of different types of cancer.

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9 McGarvie St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

0410947789

Birmingham

Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3BF

+44 (0)121 353 3055

Chelmsford

Springfield Cancer Centre, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

+44 (0)1245 987 901

Cromwell Hospital

164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU, UK

020 7460 5626

Elstree

Unit 710, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SZ

+44 (0)208 236 9040

Guildford

BMI St Martha Oncology Centre, 46 Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX

+44 (0)1483 806 000

Maidstone

17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

+44 (0)1732 207 000

Milton Keynes

Sunrise Parkway, Linford Wood East, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LS

+44 (0)1908 467 700

Newmarket

The Oaks, Fordham Road, Newmarket, CB8 7XN

+44 (0)1223 907 600

Nottingham

The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX

+44 (0)115 966 2250

Oxford

Sandy Lane West, Peters Way, Oxford, OX4 6LB

+44 (0)1865 237 700

Portsmouth

Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA

+44 (0)23 9248 4992

Southampton

Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

+44 (0)238 076 4961

Windsor

69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

+44 (0)1753 418 444