BMI The Beardwood Cancer Centre

Macmillan accreditation

Private cancer treatment Blackburn

The BMI The Beardwood Cancer Centre was opened in 2008 and is located just 1.9 miles from the town centre of Blackburn.

Our team comprises five staff, seven Consultants and one palliative care specialist Consultant. We offer patients fast access to treatment with experienced Consultant oncologists and our multi-disciplinary support team, who reassure patients during what can be a very challenging time.

We are fully accredited with the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM), a mark which aims to set the highest possible standards for cancer care environments.

About our centre

BMI The Beardwood Hospital

We provide a fully nurse-lead service for all patients. Every patient has round-the-clock care from our highly experienced oncology staff, and are assessed and triaged in accordance with UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) triage system.

From initial diagnosis, patients have access to our 24-hour on-call programme between courses of treatment. This means patients can speak with a member of the senior nursing team should they feel ill or in need of advice or support.

The BMI The Beardwood Cancer Centre has four private single en-suite rooms. Each room has a remote controlled recliner chair, TV, wifi and a telephone.

Prior to each treatment, patients undergo a full clinical assessment including their performance status and a review of any observations and treatment toxicity. This gives patients a completely individual and personal care programme that’s tailored to their needs.

Diagnostic equipment

We offer fast access to the support required for an effective chemotherapy service. This includes on-site diagnostic equipment, including x-ray, MRI and CT scanners), blood test facilities and a fully stocked pharmacy.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening can detect bowel cancer before you have any symptoms, helping to ensure early diagnosis. Screening can also help prevent bowel cancer as it may detect small growths in the bowel called polyps. These polyps may eventually become cancerous if not removed.

If you aren't displaying symptoms, the age at which screening should begin depends largely on your family history and the number and age of any affected relatives. There are a number of screening choices available, and are reviewed on a patient-by-patient basis by a specialist Consultant. Screenings include stool testing, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Breast cancer screening Blackburn

There are a number of breast cancer screening tests that can check whether a lump in your breast is cancerous. These include a mammogram, an ultrasound or a biopsy.

Private mammogram

A mammogram is a tool used in breast cancer screening. It involves taking an x-ray of your breast which can detect cancerous tissues, even in early stages and prior to any visible signs.

If you're over 47 and you haven't had a mammogram in the previous year, you can reserve a mammogram or a breast scan with us. You don't need to wait until you think something might be wrong. Our clinics are designed for women who would like to have a screening as a matter of precaution.

In our patients' words

“Although we have both gone through very hard times over the past four years, you have been with us every step of the way and your skill, professionalism, friendliness, many kindnesses, caring and humour have sustained us. Thank you all so very much.”

“An enormous thank you to all of you for the wonderful care and support we have been given – by each of you, and by all of you as a team. No-one enjoys chemotherapy, but we could not have asked for a better team to bring us through the process from the first to the last treatment. You very quickly became our friends; we were reassured by your professionalism and competence, encouraged by your cheerful and sensitive approach, and friendly supported whenever we needed your help and advice. Without doubt we have been given the gold standard in care and are so grateful to you all.”

“Thank you so very much for your care – you have all been brilliant! I could not have had better treatment anywhere.”

To find out more, please call Angela Thompson, Clinical Services Manager – Cancer Services, on 01254 507604 or make an online enquiry.