Melanie’s story: Practical and emotional support for skin cancer diagnosis

Melanie’s personal story Melanie was rocked by the news of her cancer diagnosis. She considered that she had a very healthy lifestyle. She’d never really been ill before, never been a smoker or much of a drinker. Healthy, active and just 35 years old, a malignant melanoma diagnosis was the last thing she’d expected when…

Ray’s story: Holistic support eases financial strain of cancer diagnosis

Ray’s personal story Without any unusual symptoms to report or a family history of cancer, it was a routine check in 2017 that led to 50-year-old Ray’s prostate cancer diagnosis. Ray had access to Harley Street Concierge’s cancer support service through a policy provided by his employer. So, when he began experiencing physical issues following…

Olivia’s story: Husband’s policy facilitates successful breast cancer treatment

Olivia’s personal story Cancer support service is ‘missing piece of the jigsaw’. When 44-year-old Olivia was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2017, her husband’s employee benefit package ensured they both got the wider support they needed. Olivia’s husband works for BT – one of the forward-thinking companies offering employees a policy that includes…

Lionel’s story: Reassurance that a proposed treatment plan was suitable

Lionel’s personal story Reassurance that a proposed treatment plan was suitable. 67-year old Lionel contacted Harley Street Concierge after a throat cancer diagnosis. He wanted to be certain his diagnosis was accurate. And that his proposed treatment plan was the most suitable. Harley Street Concierge collated Lionel’s medical records, scheduled an Expert Second Opinion and…

Adele’s story: Scheme brings hope to employee’s pregnant daughter

Adele’s personal story Employer’s scheme brings hope and comfort to pregnant daughter with bowel cancer. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer when she was 32 weeks pregnant, 34-year-old Adele was reluctant to pursue an Expert Second Opinion. She didn’t want to 
hear for a second time that there was very little that could…

Claire’s story: Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs

Claire’s personal story Emotional support given the same weight as clinical needs. Claire was diagnosed with grade 2 invasive breast cancer in April 2017. A mastectomy and reconstruction was recommended. And this was to be followed by chemotherapy. Claire had access to Harley Street Concierge through her employer. Multiple questions relating to her diagnosis, treatment…

Daniel’s story: From little hope to life-saving surgery

Daniel’s personal story From little hope to life-saving surgery. Daniel contacted Harley Street Concierge after being told that nothing more could be done for him. He’d been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer that affects the lining of the blood vessels and has a high death rate. Harley Street Concierge arranged an…

Sarah’s story: Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding

Sarah’s personal story Upset about potential hair loss before her wedding. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37, Sarah was just months away from getting married. She contacted Harley Street Concierge for a second opinion and it became clear to her Case Manager that she was particularly anxious about the potential side effects…

James’ story: Life expectancy increased from 2 to 6 years

James’ personal story Life expectancy increased from 2 to 6 years. James was diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer that had spread to his liver and lung. He wanted help finding a consultant who would be honest yet positive with him. James had access to Harley Street Concierge’s cancer support service through a policy provided by…

How cancer treatment affects the skin (& tips to reduce discomfort)

How cancer treatment affects the skin (& tips to reduce discomfort) Changes to skin during cancer treatment There are many different drugs for treating cancer. And everyone reacts to them in different ways. Whether someone experiences changes to their skin will depend on the combination of drugs they’re having. As well as the dosage they’re taking. Skin problems during cancer treatment…