Personal Stories

Six personal cancer stories inspiring employers to take action

Over a third of the people living with cancer in the UK are of working age. And an additional 100,000 people of working age are diagnosed with the disease each year. 50,000 employees in the UK have a second full time ‘job’ caring for a loved one with cancer. And one in two of us…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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