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

Lionel’s real-life 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…

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

Adele’s real-life 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…

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

Claire’s real-life 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…

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

Daniel’s real-life 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…

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

Sarah’s real-life 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…

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

James’ real-life 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. And contacted Harley Street Concierge via his employer’s scheme. James had a Pathology Review and…

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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…

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How do I choose the right cancer specialist for me?

How to choose the right cancer specialist One of the advantages of going privately is that you can choose which consultants you see. The private health sector in the UK is world-renowned. But it’s also fragmented. And finding the best and most appropriate doctors and surgeons for your specific type of cancer can be challenging,…

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The 4 ways cancer support complements private medical insurance

For employers: The 4 ways cancer support complements PMI Quicker diagnoses and staff engagement Private Medical Insurance (PMI) gives employees benefits including reduced waiting times and quicker diagnoses. And treatment funded outside the NHS. For employers, offering PMI drives staff engagement and boosts productivity. It can help an organisation to cultivate a culture of wellbeing. And to…

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A second opinion for cancer: The 4 reasons people want one

The 4 main reasons people seek a second opinion for cancer When they’ve got cancer, many people seek the advice of more than one doctor about their diagnosis or treatment. But why might they want a second opinion for cancer? We’ve answered your frequently asked questions below. Why would I seek a second opinion about my cancer diagnosis…

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Cancer at Work: Employer confidence = a noted weakness

Cancer at Work: An Interview With Unum’s Andrew Potterton Unum’s Head of Proposition Development talks employer confidence and employee engagement as he joins us for the third in a series of articles about Cancer in the Workplace. The products and services you’ve designed at Unum address people’s genuine concerns. They make life easier for them. What…

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Chris’s Cancer Community: An Interview With Its Founder

Chris’s Cancer Community: An Interview With Its Founder Stories of giving back cross our desks each day. So in each #FindTheGood post, we shine a light on those set on making a difference – in spite of their cancer. Today, meet Chris Lewis – the founder of Chris’s Cancer Community and Your simPal. Read on to discover how little Chris thinks has…

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Private Cervical Cancer Treatment & Support

A personalised service to help you access the best private cervical cancer treatment and doctors   Every year around 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK. If diagnosed at an early stage, this type of cancer is usually possible to treat through surgery. Cervical cancer treatment can involve physical and emotional side…

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Happy World Radiography Day

At Harley Street Concierge we are pleased to be celebrating World Radiography Day today 8th November.  World Radiography day celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. At Harley Street Concierge we have supported many patients who are having radiotherapy, either stand alone, or in combination with other treatments such as surgery…

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Removing all Visible Cancer is Key to Treating Agressive Brain Tumours

Surgery that removes all visible cancer significantly improves the chances of survival for children with aggressive brain tumours, especially girls. Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery. That’s the finding of a study that included almost 100 children treated for high-grade glioma brain cancer between 1988…

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Living with Cancer Blog

Living with cancer – You aren’t your cancer diagnosis Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Having a diagnosis of cancer can take over your life. This is especially true during the intense period of initial diagnosis, treatment and immediate recovery. All of a sudden, you become defined by your diagnosis. Your life is filled with doctor’s appointments,…

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