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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…

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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…

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

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36% expect no cancer support from employer

36% of employees expect no cancer support from employer Over 700,000 people of working age affected Cancer affects one in three people during their lifetime. And according to cancer charity Macmillan, that figure will likely rise to one in two by 2020. 34% of the new UK cancer cases each year are of working age. And…

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The reality of cancer survivorship at work

For employers: The reality of cancer survivorship at work More people surviving cancer than ever before 34% of the new cancer cases each year are of working age. And more of these employees are surviving cancer than ever before. Many of them want to be able to go back to their normal lives after treatment.…

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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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The wait to start cancer treatment: Your reaction revealed

Cancer patients in appalling state of limbo More than 100,000 people had to wait over 2 weeks to see a cancer specialist in the UK last year. And 25,153 patients were forced to wait more than 62 days to start cancer treatment. The statistics were collated by the House of Commons Library at the request of…

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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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