When cancer is suspected or treatment is needed, rapid referral can help avoid unnecessary fear and anxiety at a vulnerable time. Early diagnosis may mean more effective treatment and better outcomes.
HCA is committed to ensuring patients, GPs and specialists have fast and coordinated access to services across London and in Manchester. From the moment you are referred, we will work with your specialist to ensure there are no unnecessary delays.
Choosing the HCA cancer care network ensures:
- the time between referral and specialist appointment is kept to a minimum
- unrivalled access to state-of-the-art imaging and pathology services to help ensure a diagnosis is made as quickly as possible
- the fastest possible access to high-quality surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy services
- convenient locations with excellent transport and parking options.
In many instances we make appointments for patients the following day and we can often carry out tests and arrange a specialist appointment in the same visit.