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How we help you

With HCA UK, there are no waiting lists and we aim to provide treatment as soon as possible. We offer radiotherapy using the latest technology such as the TrueBeam™ linear accelerator, CyberKnife® robotic radiotherapy system and Perfexion™ Gamma Knife® machine. These pieces of ground-breaking technology target tumours with precision accuracy, this means they can target tumours in hard to treat areas, the increased accuracy means less healthy tissue is affected by the treatment. No two treatment plans are the same. We take a patient-focused approach, working with you to determine what’s best. Our highly skilled multidisciplinary team are on hand to help you make those all-important decisions, so you get the right treatment. Radiotherapy can be stressful for cancer patients and their families which is why we offer all patients wider physical and emotional support. Our aim is to help you stay strong, manage side effects and support you through the difficult stages of treatment and recovery.

Need to know

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    Doctors can provide both curative and palliative radiotherapy. Curative treatment is provided to attempt to destroy the tumours and cure cancer. Palliative treatment is provided when it isn’t possible to cure the cancer and instead is used to relieve symptoms. Radiotherapy can either be provided externally, where high-energy beams are directed at the affected area, or internally, which involves radioactive material being placed inside the body. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment in combatting cancer cells, or can be used in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy. Radiotherapy is usually provided as an outpatient, as opposed to a hospital stay. We ensure that your radiotherapy treatment is designed to meet your individual condition. How long your treatment takes will depend on the type of cancer you have, any side effects you have and how the cancer responds.
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    No matter what type or stage of cancer, we’re here to listen and make sure that you are well-looked after in every way. We pride ourselves on treating all of our patients like family. HCA UK will support you throughout the entire pathway, from diagnosis and treatment, through to survivorship and aftercare.
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From state-of-the art equipment and facilities to leading drug development and treatment options, we treat every person diagnosed with cancer individually. We also offer a full range of professional holistic services for those living with and beyond cancer.
It’s really the best treatment you could have
Robert, cancer patient, on CyberKnife® treatment

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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