The Papillon machine offers a unique form of radiotherapy treatment and is suitable for some early stage rectal bowel cancer patients.
Patients with very low rectal cancer would traditionally have been treated with major abdominal surgery, involving a life-long colostomy bag.
Treatment with the Papillon machine offers an alternative to this life-changing surgery. It provides contact radiotherapy, which means patients can receive a higher radiation dose with less risk of damage to the surrounding tissue.
If you would like more information about Papillon treatment or to find out if it might be a suitable option for you or someone you know who is suffering from early stage rectal cancer, please contact consultant clinical oncologists Dr Alexandra Stewart or Dr Sharadah Essapen at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Medical Secretary: Tammy Erod 01483 406800
Private Secretary: Heather Scott 01483 207334
Medical Secretary: Lucy Birdsall 01483 406807
Private Secretary: Celia Blaikie 01483 537758