Hear from our patients

“We are blessed in the Cambridge area with some of the best surgeons in the UK. My wife has had seven operations over four years for colon, lung and liver sections.

After the natural scare of cancer operations we end up with the oncology team dealing with a somewhat unknown and frightening area for the recipient. So we start off with the oncologist on whose advice we depend in a life threatening situation.

Here we were fortunate to end up with Hugo Ford who over the years and various courses of treatment we have come to know as ‘The Gentle Giant’! His help and advice in such a difficult area has been extremely professional and his recommendations have all been in our interests and my wife has now been clear for some two years.

After Mr Ford’s advice we move to the Trumpington Oncology Team which naturally is again somewhat frightening with all the unknown treatments to face which can be both painful and debilitating. The team is outstanding both in terms of professionalism and friendliness. The whole team became friends and their care and attention helped us through many difficult times not least training me as Jxxxx’s husband to play a significant role to allow us to travel.

Overall we have been blessed with the best oncology aftercare treatment with continuing checks and advice.”

Mr D.J (Saffron Walden)

“Dr Gilligan, thank you for all your care – for your directness and unfailing availability and for giving us confidence.”

Mr M.S (regarding his wife)

“It is just over a year since my operation and not a day goes by where I don’t thanks my lucky stars that I was in the hands of yourself .”

Mr B.W

Practice Areas


Breast cancer is the most common cancer with almost 50,000 cases diagnosed in the UK each year. We are experts in the treatment of early and advanced breast cancer.


We are specialists in the management of gastrointestinal cancers which normally arise from the lining of the GI tract including the colon, oesophagus, stomach and small bowel.


These include tumours which arise within the lungs and the pleura, which is the outer lining of the lung, as well as other structures within the chest.

Unknown Site

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is diagnosed when a patient has been found to have a secondary cancer but it is not possible to find where it has come from (the primary tumour).