If you have a diagnosis of cancer, whether or not you have started treatment, we can help you feel confident that you are getting the very best treatment options available to you
At LOC, one of our specialist cancer consultants will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your current and past medical history, and your type and stage of cancer. All of our oncologists work as part of specialist multidisciplinary teams at HCA Healthcare UK.
Asking for another opinion is very common within both NHS and private healthcare. You should not feel concerned about causing offence. A good consultant will always support your decision and should encourage you to feel completely comfortable before making any decisions on treatment.
They can then make clear treatment recommendations.
At LOC, we can offer a second opinion if:
A second opinion can offer many benefits, such as:
We want to be able to help you make informed decisions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. We provide second opinions on cancer surgery procedures, anti-systemic cancer therapy (Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy) and radiotherapy options. We aim to give you access to the most experienced consultants who are best suited to your diagnosis and provide the most advanced and innovative treatment options available to you.
Opportunity to be assessed for enrolment for suitable clinical trials, as part of HCA’s state of the art drug development unit Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK
For patients with Private Medical Insurance
If you have private medical insurance, please check with your insurance provider to confirm if your policy covers Second Opinion appointments.
For self-paying patients
Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Medical Oncologist or Consultant Clinical Oncologist is £350.
Our self-paying fee for a Second Opinion appointment with a Consultant Cancer Surgeon is £275.
Once you have provided the medical information outlined below, we will arrange an appointment with one of our specialists as soon as possible. Our patient liaison team work very closely with all of our consultants and will ensure that you are referred to the most appropriate consultant for your particular type of cancer.
If already know which consultant you would prefer to see, please let our team know. If you have a preferred consultant, we will try our very best to secure an appointment as soon as possible, however this will depend on their clinic schedule.
In order for you to obtain the most out of your appointment and before we can make an appropriate referral, we require the following information:
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, contact our dedicated patient liaison team to make an appointment or request a second opinion online. No direct referral from a doctor is necessary.
If you have all, or most, of the required information listed above, and are ready to share these with us to secure an appointment please follow the link below.
If you do not currently have this medical information or would like to speak to a member of our patient liaison team before sharing your documents with us: