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Due to COVID restrictions no visitors are currently allowed
One-to-one consultant access for your cancer treatment
As such, you’ll appreciate the reassurance offered through expert treatment at the hands of our cancer specialists during this uncertain time.
Our oncology services at Ridgeway can offer you streamlined, integrated cancer care, taking any undue stress out of your cancer treatment.
Very often, patients are referred from other consultants and specialties at Ridgeway, with the diagnosis already confirmed. Similarly, GPs may forward you to us for specialist care. Whatever your background, and whatever cancer you face, our consultant oncologists will work to find the most appropriate form of treatment for you.
Cancers seen and treated at Ridgeway include:
By booking a private appointment with us, you are ensured one-to-one consultant access, even out of hours when appropriate. Along with dedicated nurses, our specialists will be with you every step of the way – at every consultation, during treatment, and in the clinic during follow-ups, which for most patients take place for up to 5 years after diagnosis.
For those based in Swindon, Hungerford, Marlborough, Devizes, Cirencester and further afield, Ridgeway offers you a personalised service during your cancer treatment, with unparalleled access to consultants on a one-to-one basis. If you’re concerned about the next steps in your treatment, why not get in touch with us today?
Various forms of drug therapy are offered at BMI Ridgeway, depending on your specific diagnosis, including:
For patients needing Radiotherapy, you may be referred elsewhere, although some cases will still be managed by your chosen consultant. For example, some patients may need a short course of palliative radiotherapy, which would be managed by Ridgeway to ensure efficiency when returning for chemotherapy/immunotherapy on-site.
Some of these treatments and regimes won’t be available on the NHS, making private care of significant benefit.
You also have greater options in terms of how your treatment is delivered. Treatment is often administered in a hospital setting, but some treatments are able to be given orally, allowing you to take them at home instead. This flexibility ensures you get the right care in the most suitable environment for your needs.
With dedicated treatment rooms, the Ridgeway Cancer Suite is an intimate environment, supported by a team of dedicated specialist nurses offering round-the-clock care.
If you are undergoing intravenous treatment, you have a wider choice over how the treatment is given. Private cancer treatment at Ridgeway allows for more sophisticated ways of administering treatment than the NHS, such as the use of arm ports which our surgeons and radiologists put in place. The traditional ‘PICC line’ given on the NHS tends to be external and visible, whereas arm ports are more concealed, therefore carrying a reduced infection risk.
The Ridgeway Cancer Suite also offers extensive therapies to support you during your treatment, including:
The initial consultation at the Ridgeway Cancer Suite will be based on getting to know you, with your consultant explaining exactly what they can offer you and how it will work.
A multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT) will have been arranged beforehand, where the appropriate consultants from relevant specialties will have gathered to discuss your condition, forming the best possible treatment plan for your specific needs.
New blood tests and scans may be carried out to get up-to-date information, which is especially necessary when planning surgical intervention. Carried out in our on-site Imaging department, this could involve:
Once these results have been gathered, your consultant can outline final plans for treatment, with specialist nurses on hand to go through consent forms with you.
This is a good time to think about your goals for recovery, and whether or not these treatments are right for you. While your oncologist can offer advice about the best possible treatment plan, this ensures the decision is entirely yours, allowing you to come to a decision without any pressure.
Once you’ve decided to proceed, you’ll be booked in for your first treatment session, typically a week later. This ‘pre-chemotherapy visit’ involves your lead nurse recapping your diagnosis and confirming your consent, as well as all the details about your chosen treatment plan. It also allows your nursing team to fill in all the necessary nursing documentation before treatment itself begins.
If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, why not take the stress out of the next steps and book an initial visit to the Ridgeway?
You can then discuss all your treatment options with one of our specialist consultants and make an informed decision on how best to proceed.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
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