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LOC Facility

Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC)

LOC Facility

Tailored Medicine, Individual Care

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020 7317 2500

95-97 Harley Street

London W1G 6AF

About a Second Opinion

If you have a diagnosis of cancer, whether or not you have started treatment, we can help you feel confident that you are getting the very best treatment options available to you. This will either include new choices, or it may confirm that you are already receiving the best treatment available ­– either way it can help you make an informed decision about what’s best for you.


At LOC, one of our specialist cancer consultants will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your current and past medical history, and your type and stage of cancer. All of our oncologists work as part of specialist multidisciplinary teams at HCA Healthcare UK.

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Benefits of a Second Opinion

There are a few key benefits of having a second opinion, such as:

  • You and your loved ones can have peace of mind that you are on the right treatment
  • You may be offered access to the most advanced treatment options
  • You can take control of your diagnosis and treatment
  • You can choose a doctor you really like.

Why do I need a second opinion?

Asking for another opinion is very common within both NHS and private healthcare. You should not feel concerned about causing offence. A good consultant will always support your decision and should encourage you to feel completely comfortable before making any decisions on treatment. They can then make clear treatment recommendations.


At LOC, we can offer a second opinion if:

  • You have doubts about your diagnosis
  • You are unhappy with the treatment recommended to you
  • You do not fully understand all the information you have been given
  • You are not comfortable talking to your specialist about your diagnosis or treatment
  • You have been offered several different treatment options and need help to decide on the best course of action
  • You have been diagnosed with a rare or unusual type of cancer
  • You are interested in clinical trials.
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Why choose LOC and HCA UK?

We want to be able to help you make informed decisions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. We provide second opinions on cancer surgery procedures, anti-systemic cancer therapy (Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy) and radiotherapy options.

We give you access to the most experienced consultants who are best suited to your diagnosis and provide the most advanced and innovative treatment options available to you.

The LOC Second Opinion service provides:

  • An assigned dedicated patient liaison officer team who will be your first point of contact and there to guide through every step of the process, at your own pace
  • 45 minute one-to-one appointment with a carefully selected specialist in your type of cancer
  • Guaranteed appointment within 2 working days
  • A comprehensive medical report which will be provided to you within 3 days of your appointment.
  • Opportunity to be assessed for enrolment for suitable clinical trials, as part of HCA UK's state of the art drug development unit Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK

How to pay for your Second Opinion

For patients with Private Medical Insurance

If you have private medical insurance, please check with your insurance provider to confirm if your policy covers Second Opinion appointments.

For self-paying patients
Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Medical Oncologist or Consultant Clinical Oncologist is £350.

Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Cancer Surgeon is £275.

Make an appointment

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, contact our dedicated patient liaison team or request a second opinion online. No direct referral from a doctor is necessary.

020 3130 6875 

CancerSecondOpinion@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do I need a Second Opinion? icon plus

    Asking for another opinion is very common within both NHS and private healthcare. You should not feel concerned about causing offence. A good consultant will always support your decision and should encourage you to feel completely comfortable before making any decisions on treatment.

    They can then make clear treatment recommendations.

    At LOC, we can offer a second opinion if:

    • You have doubts about your diagnosis
    • You are unhappy with the treatment recommended to you
    • You do not fully understand all the information you have been given
    • You are not comfortable talking to your specialist about your diagnosis or treatment
    • You have been offered several different treatment options and need help to decide on the best course of action
    • You have been diagnosed with a rare or unusual type of cancer
    • You are interested in clinical trials.
  • Why choose HCA UK for a Second Opinion? icon plus

    We want to be able to help you make informed decisions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. We provide second opinions on cancer surgery procedures, anti-systemic cancer therapy (chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy) and Radiotherapy. We aim to give you access to the most experienced consultants who are best suited to your diagnosis and provide the most advanced and innovative treatment options available to you.

    • You will be assigned dedicated patient liaison officer team who will be your first point of contact and there to guide through every step of the process, at your own pace
    • 45minute one-to-one appointment with a carefully selected specialist in your type of cancer
    • Guaranteed appointment within 2 working days
    • A comprehensive medical report which will be provided to you within 3 days of your appointment.
    • Opportunity to be assessed for enrollment for suitable clinical trials, as part of HCA UK’s state-of-the-art drug development unit Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK
  • How to pay for your Second Opinion icon plus

    For patients with Private Medical Insurance

    If you have private medical insurance, please check with your insurance provider to confirm if your policy covers Second Opinion appointments.

    For self-paying patients

    Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Medical Oncologist or Consultant Clinical Oncologist is £350.

    Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Cancer Surgeon is £275.

    Our dedicated patient liaison team are always on hand if you have any questions or need further information. Contact us on 0203 130 6875 or email CancerSecondOpinion@hcahealthcare.co.uk

  • What information do I need to provide for an appointment icon plus

    Once you have provided the medical information outlined below, we guarantee you an appointment with one of our leading cancer experts within 2 working days. Our patient liaison team work very closely with all of our consultants and will ensure that you are referred to the most appropriate consultant for your particular type of cancer.

    If already know which consultant you would prefer to see, please let our team know. If you have a preferred consultant, we will try our very best to secure an appointment within 2 working days, however this will depend on their clinic schedule.

    In order for you to obtain the most out of your appointment and before we can make an appropriate referral, we require the following information:

    • Histology report – confirming the type of cancer (from a biopsy)
    • Any recent scan reports
    • Medical report – a letter from the current oncologist (or GP) detailing the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan / treatment to date
    • Images of any diagnostic studies (if available)

    If you do not currently have this medical information or would like to speak to a member of our patient liaison team before sharing your documents with us give us a call on 0203 130 6875 or email CancerSecondOpinion@hcahealthcare.co.uk with the following information:

    • Name
    • Relationship to patient (if not yourself)
    • Contact Details
    • Any further information that will help us with your enquiry.
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