The London Clinic and Bupa UK Insurance have launched a new Specialist Centre for prostate cancer, giving Bupa customers rapid access to diagnostic tests and treatment from leading oncology experts.
Although prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, improved awareness and early diagnostic testing options mean nearly 80% of people who have it survive the disease for 10 years or more.
For peace of mind, Bupa health insurance customers worried about symptoms can get an appointment at a Specialist Centre for prostate cancer within just two working days. There they can have all initial diagnostic tests and scans in the same appointment. If necessary, customers will be treated within 31 days of calling Bupa – twice as fast as national targets.
This is the third Specialist Centre status Bupa has awarded to The London Clinic. The hospital’s breast cancer pathway received Specialist Centre recognition in 2019, and more recently, its bowel cancer pathway received Specialist Centre recognition in June 2022.
The London Clinic’s dedicated cancer wing, the Duchess of Devonshire Wing, uses the latest treatments to treat prostate cancer, including radical prostatectomies using a da Vinci Surgical System. This ground-breaking technology allows the hospital’s internationally renowned surgeons to perform operations with greater accuracy than open surgery, leading to many benefits for patients, including faster recovery times.
Additionally, patients at The London Clinic receive exceptional care from multi-disciplinary teams of experts that include radiologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and nurses. All work as one to ensure patients benefit from the best possible expertise for their treatment and rehabilitation.
Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa UK Insurance said: “We’re proud to be expanding our Specialist Centres for cancer even further,providing fast access to tests and treatment for our health insurance customers. This speed and early diagnosis helps many Bupa customers to avoid more invasive treatments in the long-term and saves lives.”
Al Russell, Chief Executive of The London Clinic added: “We’re honoured to have received this reputable stamp of approval from Bupa for our prostate cancer care services. Our world-leading urologists and pioneering treatment options mean patients being treated for prostate cancer are in the very best of hands.”