Adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer
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.
Your consultant will define three radiation treatment volumes, using a small, medium and large target area.
The Radiation Dosimetrists will carefully produce an individualised treatment plan for each. A scan is performed each day on the treatment machine to determine the size of the bladder immediately before treatment.
This allows our radiographers to choose the most appropriate plan to be treated that day.
Bladder Cancer Specialists at The London Clinic Treatment Superintendent of Radiotherapy, Matthew Clark, was part of the group that launched the new adaptive radiotherapy service, which was led by Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Simon Hughes.
Your treatment will be discussed and planned at a multidisciplinary team meeting. Complementary therapy, counselling and an extensive physiotherapy service is also available at The London Clinic.
Treatment risks and recovery
Radiotherapy is a proven safe and effective treatment. Modern day planning ensures side effects are minimal and will be managed by your CNS.
Radiotherapy at The London Clinic
The radiotherapy department at The London Clinic is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and targeted treatments, using the latest technology, combined with specialist clinical expertise.
The London Clinic provides a comprehensive radiotherapy service and we are one of the first private hospitals in the UK to implement some of the latest treatments, most notably the Gated RapidArc technology, CyberKnife and Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT).
This state-of-the-art technology together with specialist imaging, not widely available in other hospitals, enables your radiotherapy to be tailored to the patient. Our treatment techniques allow for efficient delivery and maximal sparing of healthy tissue.
Each bespoke treatment plan is monitored throughout treatment using online imaging techniques and adapted where necessary to ensure each patient receives the optimum dose.
Offering affordable and completive self-pay packages and expert support from Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and our specialised multidisciplinary teams, 98% of our patients said they would recommend The London Clinic to their friends and families.
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis