Overview – The Royal Marsden Hospital is a specialist cancer treatment hospital in London based in Kensington and Chelsea, next to the Royal Brompton Hospital, in Fulham Road with a second site in Belmont, close to Sutton Hospital, High Down and Downview Prisons. It is managed by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
As Europe’s largest cancer centre, rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, they have the expertise, technology and facilities to provide the highest standards of personalised care to their private patients.
With dedicated units for all cancer types, The Royal Marsden provides care during diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
It is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education.
Treatments – Your treatment will be planned by a multidisciplinary team made up of different health professionals. Not all cancers can be treated with surgery.
The multidisciplinary team may include:
- A medical oncologist: a specialist doctor who treats cancer with drugs, including chemotherapy.
- A clinical oncologist or radiotherapist: a doctor who treats cancer with radiotherapy and may also prescribe chemotherapy.
- A surgeon: your surgeon will have a special interest in your type of cancer.
- A haematologist: a specialist doctor who diagnoses and treats blood disorders.
- A pathologist: a specialist doctor who examines body tissues and organs under the microscope.
- A radiologist: a specialist in the use of X-rays and other imaging to diagnose and treat disease, with a special interest in your type of cancer.
- A specialist nurse: a nurse who provides information and support.
Other healthcare specialists for example, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers or physiotherapists may also be represented on this team and be involved in your care.
The multidisciplinary team meets regularly to discuss the best treatment options for each patient in their care, taking into account the results of tests and your general health.
Your doctor will then discuss the different treatment options available to you, taking into account your own preferences. You may find it helpful to take a family member or friend with you when your treatment is being discussed.
International Services – Their team of advocates, translators and co-ordinators can help you to:
- Choose the right consultant or treatment for you
- Arrange appointments and admission to The Royal Marsden
- Help you with payment and billing enquiries
- Provide emotional support
- Co-ordinate aspects of your medical care and other requirements
- Advise on accommodation
With dedicated units for all cancer types, The Royal Marsden provides care during diagnosis, treatment and has specialist paediatric facilities for children and young people.