Every year across the globe we join together to mark World Cancer Day. This initiative, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), is an opportunity for us to come together and raise awareness of the impact of cancer around the world.

I Am and I Will

This year in support of the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign we are uniting our patients, cancer clinicians and colleagues from across HCA UK, and reaffirming our commitment to supporting each of our patients throughout their cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

More than ever, we are reminded of the power of collaborative and collective actions, which is why this World Cancer Day we’ve asked some of our patients and healthcare professionals to make a commitment to supporting actionable change. No matter how small the pledge, these small commitments can make a huge difference in reducing the global impact of cancer.
Having the opportunity to share all the stresses and strains, compare notes and listen to other people's stories, is something that is totally invaluable to everyone that is on a cancer journey.

Dave, Cancer Patient at The Christie Private Care, part of HCA Healthcare UK

 Our patients share their cancer stories

Each patient’s experience of cancer is different, but we know that bringing these patients together to share their stories can be hugely beneficial to them, other patients and their family and friends. That’s why this World Cancer Day, some of our patients have committed to sharing their stories, read more below.

How can I help someone with cancer?

Each of us has the ability to support and empower patients living with cancer, but sometimes we struggle to have these conversions.

Dr Kate Harrison, Clinical Psychologist at HCA Healthcare UK, shares her top tips on how to overcome these barriers and start and continue meaningful conversations about cancer.

Where do we offer cancer treatment in the UK?

At HCA Healthcare UK, across our network of hospitals and clinics, we have extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating cancer. Our teams of cancer specialists including consultants, cancer nurses and other cancer healthcare experts come together to ensure that each individual patient receives a personalised treatment plan.

Our cancer care network is based in London and Manchester, where patients can expect the very best diagnostic tests, treatment, aftercare and support.

The Christie Private Care

A private partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

About The Christie Private Care

London Bridge Hospital

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

About London Bridge Hospital
Private Care at Guy's

Private Care at Guy's

World-class cancer centre & home to our robotic surgical programme

About Private Care at Guy's


Partnership with University College Hospital

About HCA UK at University College Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

The UK's largest private hospital specialising in complex care

About The Wellington Hospital

The Harley Street Clinic

Fast access to world-leading acute care

About The Harley Street Clinic

The Princess Grace Hospital

Latest innovative technology and pioneering treatments

About The Princess Grace Hospital
Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC)

LOC - Leaders in Oncology Care

Tailored Medicine, Individual Care

About the LOC

The Lister Hospital

Private care in the heart of Chelsea

About The Lister Hospital
Sarah Cannon doorway

Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Advancing cancer care through innovative clinical trials

More about SCRI
The Harborne

The Harborne Hospital

Leading Private Healthcare in the heart of the West Midlands

About The Harborne Hospital
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