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Types of Cancer

The London Clinic’s world-leading surgeons and oncologists work together with highly-trained multidisciplinary teams and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), to provide the latest, most effective treatments, an award-winning cancer centre and the support you need at this stressful time. We treat all types of adult cancer, from the most common to the very rare. 


Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that affects the part of your immune system that helps fight disease and infection. Our facilities at The London Clinic incorporate the latest treatments to give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

Breast cancer 

Breast cancer develops when cells in the breast grow abnormally. It affects more than 60,000 women every year.  All our breast cancer patients have rapid access to the excellent facilities and services at The London Clinic’s award-winning cancer centre. 

Breast cancer service

The London Clinic provides a full breast care service for women who are worried about their breast health or who have developed breast cancer.

Male breast cancer is rare, but The London Clinic also offers treatment for men with the condition.

Breast cancer treatments

Breast cancer typing can identify the differences between tumours, allowing The London Clinic to offer our patients customised care.  

Breast cancer typing

Breast conservation surgery is an operation to remove the cancer, sparing most of the normal breast tissue. Only the area affected by cancer surrounded by a margin of normal breast tissue is removed. 

Breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy)

Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses anti-cancer drugs to kill cancer cells. The medications interfere with the cells' ability to divide and grow. This can destroy the cancer cells, reducing the chance of spread and decreasing the risk of the disease recurring.


Triple negative breast cancer is a type of breast cancer that does not have receptors for hormones oestrogen and progesterone or the protein HER2. Triple negative breast cancer is more common in women under 40. 

Chemotherapy will usually be the first treatment offered and when diagnosed early, this type of breast cancer may respond better to chemotherapy. It may also be used to reduce the risk of cancer returning. 

Chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer 

Our cancer specialists at The London Clinic can prescribe targeted drugs like Herceptin to help your body control the growth of your breast cancer.

Herceptin treatment 

Following the biopsy or removal of your breast cancer, The London Clinic’s expert pathologists will analyse the tumour and check for the presence of receptors. If your cancer is positive for one or more of these, you may be given treatment to block the hormones. This can decrease the risk of breast cancer coming back, reduce the size of your tumour or treat breast cancer that has recurred.

Hormone treatment for breast cancer

Mastectomy is a procedure to remove a breast and can be the most appropriate treatment for some women with breast cancer. This type of breast surgery may just remove breast tissue or may also remove lymph nodes in the armpit. Your expert surgeon will discuss the most appropriate options for you.

Mastectomy and lymph node removal

Having a bilateral mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction on both sides is a major undertaking, particularly if there are currently no signs of breast disease. Other women may decide to have a double mastectomy when they are diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast. Knowing that they are carrying a breast cancer susceptibility gene heightens their worry that the cancer will come back, or that they will go on to develop breast cancer in their other breast.

Mastectomy (preventive) and breast reconstruction


Brain cancer makes up around 3% of all new cancers in the UK, but the figures are predicted to rise. Brain cancer can be very serious, but early diagnosis and effective, timely management by our specialist team can offer the best chance of a cure.

The right choice of treatment for your brain cancer depends on the size and type of tumour, its location in the brain and your age and general health.  Your consultant may order some tests to gather more information. They will then discuss the options with you and develop a customised programme, tailored to your individual needs.

Brain cancer treatments 

Pancreatic cancer 

Pancreatic cancer is caused by abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas. Early diagnosis and effective, timely management by our specialist team can offer the best chance of a cure.

The right choice of treatment for your pancreatic cancer depends on the size and stage of the tumour, whether the cancer has spread, and your age and general health. Your consultant may order some tests to gather more information. They will then discuss the options with you and develop a customised programme, tailored to your individual needs.

Pancreatic cancer treatments

Eye cancer 

Ocular or eye cancer is relatively uncommon with around 500 cases being diagnosed in the UK every year1. Early diagnosis and quick, effective management by a specialist team can offer the best chance of a cure.

The right choice of treatment for your eye cancer depends on the type of tumour, as well as its size and stage and whether the cancer has spread.  Your consultant will discuss the options with you and develop a personalise programme of treatment.

Eye cancer treatments


Cervical cancer is common, affecting more than three thousand women annually in the UK. The London Clinic has a team of consultant gynaecologists with specialist knowledge in the surgical treatment of cervical cancer. 

As with most cancers, early diagnosis and treatment can increase the chance of a cure. Management by a consultant with expertise in gynaecological oncology can help identify cervical cancer, remove the disease and support you as you recover.

Cervical cancer treatment

Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is not a single disease, it’s a number of different conditions, arising from different parts of the head and neck. We have the largest group of ear, nose and throat surgeons working in the private sector of any hospital in London.

The London Clinic is committed to providing the best head and neck cancer treatments for our patients. We have world-leading ear nose and throat and maxillofacial surgeons and specialist oncologists, working with highly-trained, multidisciplinary teams to provide the latest treatments.

Head and neck cancer treatments

Bowel cancer 

Bowel cancer is a broad term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

Bowel cancer service

The bowel cancer service at The London Clinic plays a key role in screening and treating patients, supported by a team of multidisciplinary specialists.

Colorectal cancer treatments

Lung cancer 

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, with nearly 45,000 people diagnosed with the disease every year. Lung cancer is serious and is often picked up late, when the disease has advanced. Early diagnosis improves long-term survival. 

We have a team of consultant surgeons and oncologists to treat your cancer, who are experienced cardiothoracic surgeons with expertise in lung cancer removal and lung resection. The surgeons work in a team with oncologists with specialist knowledge and skills in the treatment of lung cancer.

Lung cancer treatments

Prostate cancer 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. One in eight men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime and 47,000 men are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year.

Prostate cancer service

Prostate cancer treatment is an area in which the London Clinic excels, our priority is to provide our patients with support, comfort and access to the best cancer care.

We have a team of dedicated consultant urologists, oncologists and clinical nurse specialists to detect, monitor and treat your cancer.

Prostate cancer treatment

Robotic surgery is commonly used to treat prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy). The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to introduce robotic surgery.

Robotoic surgery 

PSMA therapy is an innovative molecular therapy used to treat advanced prostate cancer, also known as metastatic prostate cancer. The London Clinic’s specialists inject the medication into your bloodstream. It seeks out tumour cells and binds to them, delivering a high dose of radiation precisely at the cancer to destroy the cells

Lutetium -177 PSMA therapy 

SpaceOAR® is an innovative protective agent that can reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The London Clinic is the first hospital in the UK to offer patients this new treatment, which can prevent the development of distressing bowel symptoms.

SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Spacing 

Radiotherapy  for oncology 

The London Clinic is dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced radiotherapy techniques. Our world-leading Clinical Oncology Consultants discuss your case to ensure you receive the most beneficial treatment.

The CyberKnife® is one of the most innovative and sophisticated forms of radiation therapy. It offers patients a painless, non-invasive alternative to surgery, for the treatment of cancerous tumours and some benign neurological conditions.

CyberKnife® for tumour treatment

The London Clinic is the only hospital in the UK that has the necessary technology to deliver the world’s most up-to-date and advanced radiotherapy technique, that of combining the use of the RapidArc with Respiratory Gating. 

The use of RapidArc means that radiotherapy is customised to the individual patient’s personal anatomy.  

Gated RapidArc

Intra-operative radiotherapy is when a very localised, high dose of radiation is given at the same time as the surgical treatment. The London Clinic is one of the few sites in the UK to offer treatment with the Carl Zeiss Intrabeam® system - a miniaturised X-ray device which is located within our on-site theatres.

Intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT)

Bladder cancer 

Around 10,000 people develop bladder cancer each year in the UK. The London Clinic is one of the first hospitals in the UK to offer pioneering techniques for bladder cancer, including adaptive radiotherapy and bladder cancer robotic surgery.

Adaptive radiotherapy is a pioneering treatment that ensures greater treatment accuracy for bladder cancer, crucially sparing healthy tissue. The London Clinic is the first private hospital in London to offer adaptive radiotherapy, which offers a safe, effective alternative to traditional radiotherapy.

Adaptive Radiotherapy 

The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to introduce innovative robotic surgery. The da Vinci® system helps our consultant urologists operate with increased precision and accuracy.

Bladder cancer robotic surgery

Neuroendocrine cancer

Neuroendocrine tumours are rare tumours that can develop in many different organs of the body. It affects the cells that produce hormones in the bloodstream (neuroendocrine cells).

Skin cancer  

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Fortunately, most types of skin cancer to do not threaten general health or decrease life expectancy, but will still require some treatment.


Secondary bone metastases is caused by cancer cells spreading to the bone from a primary tumour in another part of the body.


Womb cancer (uterine or endometrial cancer) is a common cancer that affects the female reproductive system.

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