Residents are invited to find out more about the NHS England plan for a single specialist surgical centre for people with urology cancer living in Essex.
Best practice guidance shows that such a centre will help to save more lives in the future.
Urological cancers cover a range of tumours with different presentations including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular and penile cancer.
For most people with urology cancer, care will continue to be provided locally. However, for patients who are assessed and will benefit from specialised surgery, this will take place at a single specialised centre in Essex which will launch early in 2017.
NHS England has planned two information events about the plan for a single specialised centre for urological cancer in Essex.
The drop in events for patients and members of the public are being held on Monday 22 February at Laindon Library, 5-7 New Century Road, Basildon SS15 6AG from 11am-1pm and on Monday 22 February at Brentwood Library, New Road, Brentwood, CM14 4BP from 2pm-4pm.
These events will give information about this project and explain the process. Interested people will be able to comment on the detailed proposals at further public engagement events.