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London Private Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic

Cancer

At The Harley Street Clinic we treat every patient diagnosed with cancer individually. We provide the best medical care in cancer and the required support for both the patient and their family.

The focus of our Cancer Centre at The Harley Street Clinic, from the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to leading drug development and treatment options, is centered on the needs of the individual patient. Every case is different. We continually invest significantly in the latest technology making our Cancer Centre the most advanced private facility in Europe.

UNDERSTANDING CANCER


Cancer occurs when there is an abnormal change to the body cells. The human body is made up of different types of cells. Each producing a signal instructing how much and often a cell should should be divided ensuring that sufficient cells are produced to keep the body healthy. Abnormality to the cell occurs when right signal has not been sent causing it to divide and multiply too much forming a lump known as a tumour.

Tumours are either benign or malignant. Benign tumours are not cancerous and neither do they spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumours conversely have the ability to grow and spread to other parts of the body.

Tests such as blood tests, biopsies and diagnostic investigations will be able to determine the type of cancer the patient has. The consultant will therefore be able to advise the appropriate treatment for the cancer type.

Our Cancer Care


Our Cancer Centre at The Harley Street Clinic treat a wide range of cancers offering a comprehensive care for every type of tumour.

We are able to provide the right care for our patients throughout their journey from diagnosis to treatment and post-treatment. Our leading oncology consultants work closely in a multidisciplinary team with our cancer specialists of nurses, radiotherapists, pharmacists and resident medical officers to provide the best care and treatment to our patients.

Our cancer care goes beyond clinical expertise. We also offer a full range of professional holistic services, from nutrition and dietary advice, to complementary therapies and specialist counselling.

Advanced technology


Our radiologists work with the latest imaging equipment – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and computer tomography (CT) scanners which build a 3D image of the affected area – to detect and pinpoint the tumour very precisely so the treatment is extremely accurate. The Hospital now has two of the latest linear accelerators. These new ‘linacs’ will be able to deliver radiotherapy treatment using RapidArc™ technology.

We also have the latest CyberKnife® which is able to target tumours that were previously thought to be inoperable with sub-millimetre accuracy.

Our Gamma Knife® uses the latest Perfexion technology which is able to treat brain tumours which are considered highly inoperable. Gamma Knife is also used to treat many non-cancer cases relating to the head area.

Patients should be aware that neither CyberKnife nor Gamma Knife treatments involve the use of a ‘knife’, rather they are direct methods of attacking tumours with radiotherapy.

The Harley Street Clinic is at the forefront of new cancer drug development and can source novel treatment options.

Videos


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CyberKnife Patient Journey

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Dr Dimitri Hadjiminas discusses a recent Breast cancer patient journey

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Gamma Knife at The Harley Street Clinic

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Nick Kalaverezos discusses a recent Head and Neck patient case study

Our Specialist Centres

The Harley Street interventional Oncology Centre, Oncology Consultants | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
The London Gamma Knife Centre, Neuroscience Consultants, Brain tumour Specialists | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
The London Neurosurgery Partnership, Neuroscience Consultants | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
The London Cyberknife Centre, Radiation Therapy London | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
  • The Harley Street interventional Oncology Centre, Oncology Consultants | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
  • The London Gamma Knife Centre, Neuroscience Consultants, Brain tumour Specialists | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
  • The London Neurosurgery Partnership, Neuroscience Consultants | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic
  • The London Cyberknife Centre, Radiation Therapy London | Associated with The Harley Street Clinic

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