People in the North West who are concerned that their unexplained lump or bump could be cancer will now have access to faster diagnosis, thanks to the Rapid Access Sarcoma Clinic opening at BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.
The new clinic, led by Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Amit Kumar, means that patients concerned about lumps will be assessed, have an ultrasound and know the results of their scan in the same appointment, providing them with peace of mind and a management plan moving forward if they need one.
BMI The Alexandra Hospital is the first private hospital in the North West to offer this rapid service.
Mr Kumar said: “What is great about the Rapid Access Sarcoma Clinic at the Alexandra Hospital is the speed with which patients can get a diagnosis: they can be in and out within an hour, with scan results telephoned straight through to me within minutes. It will mean that we can alleviate any patient concerns quickly and offer instant management plans for those diagnosed with Sarcoma.
“Early detection is paramount for improving patient outcome and so the clinic will be an immensely valuable addition for patients.”
Sarcoma comprises 1% of all malignant tumours and while not common, delays in diagnosis can adversely affect a patient’s prognosis.
The new clinic is for insured patients and for those who choose to pay for their own care.
9th January 2018