If you have prostate cancer you will have been presented with several options for further diagnostics testing and treatment. Many men find the decision-making process stressful and confusing, especially so, if you have found that your current diagnostics and treatment pathway is not wholly suited to your needs. This could be for a multitude of reasons, but we often hear concerns regarding delays in test or treatment, narrow selection of treatments offered and/or potential outcomes.
If you are unable to access NHS services and do not have private healthcare insurance the decision to have self-funded treatment is usually taken if funds and availability to funds is accessible. A more complicated decision comes when you have embarked upon a diagnostics and treatment pathway with the NHS and do not have current private medical insurance but still wish to expand your treatment options. This is when an elective self-pay treatment pathway should be considered.
Funding options for self-pay medical care are numerous based upon your individual circumstances. Unfortunately, in some cases self-funded treatment is not an option if all funding options have been explored and none are possible.
Over half of all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are over the age of 65. Whilst it is not uncommon for men to still have private medical insurance at this age, it is more common that either it is not available anymore through work benefits or that the premiums may have increased with age for it not to be economically viable. This is when self-pay medical care is the only option for private treatment.
We have many years of experience with all the scenarios mentioned above and are happy to act as an initial sounding board to discuss your concerns and all the options available. As with all our help and assistance, our foremost concern is to ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your health.
We have many patients who have utilised a combination of self-funded and NHS diagnostics and treatments. All our consultants work within the NHS as well as privately.
As many of our patients are self-funded, we have made sure that HIFU is priced as affordably as possible, at a total cost of £13,000 for treatment, medication and aftercare. The excellent rates we achieve with our fantastic partner hospitals are based on the high volume of patients we can help with this pioneering prostate cancer treatment every day.
A range of tailored funding options and price-plans are available to help you with the cost of your treatment, though it’s worth noting that many medical insurance providers will fund the cost of HIFU treatment as a globally-recognised, highly-effective therapy for prostate cancer. If you have any form of personal or business medical insurance, check with your provider to see if you are covered.
Our team is on hand to provide further information on self-pay or insurance-funded HIFU Focal Therapy options. Advice is free and without obligation, so do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your prostate cancer treatment options today.
As a group of consultants we are passionate about all prostate cancer sufferers knowing about all of their treatment options.
Based upon the details that you know and can provide to us, we will send you a Plain English personalised preliminary suitability report for HIFU Focal Therapy treatment of your prostate cancer.
You can use the information we provide in your conversations with your existing NHS and/or private treatment consultant. Should you wish to talk with us further we would be grateful to help you, but there is absolutely no obligation for you to do so whatsoever.