If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer your diagnosis and treatment journey may have started via your GP and NHS pathway. Alternatively, you may have private healthcare insurance and received your initial consultation, tests and diagnosis via this route.
Currently, within the NHS, access to MRI scans, precision biopsies and genetic tests is unpredictable and treatments such as Focal Therapy that can avoid the side effects of sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence are only available on a limited basis. Within the NHS, access to Mri scans, precision biopsies and genetic tests is unpredictable, and treatments such as Focal Therapy, that can avoid the side effects of sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence, are only available on a limited basis.
Futher, with the impact that COVID-19 has had on NHS services, you may have experienced delays for both tests and treatments.
Patients with private insurance will have access to all the precision diagnostics and modern treatments relating to prostate cancer including HIFU Focal Therapy. However, you do not need healthcare insurance for initial consultations, further diagnostics or treatment, and many patients elect to self-pay for elect to self-pay for all, or part, of their diagnostic of their diagnostic and treatment journey.
Access to precision diagnostics and minimally invasive treatments varies across the NHS. Many patients find that engaging with both the NHS and the private sector provides an optimal blend of care.
HIFU Focal Therapy treatment for prostate cancer is covered by all the major healthcare insurers such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, and others. In addition, all the latest and ground-breaking diagnostics tests such as 3T mpMRI scanning and precision biopsies can be covered by these providers. If in any doubt, using? our years of experience and partnerships with healthcare insurers, we can advise you on what is available to you within your specific policy.
The Focal Therapy Clinic operate in both the NHS and the private sector and are well experienced in maximising the benefits of both sectors for their patients’ care. For example, second opinions provided by the private sector can lead to successful care pathways in the NHS. It is worth noting that every patient has the right to seek a second opinion about their treatment options. Working with The Focal Therapy Clinic will not impact your ability to access NHS services.
Whatever stage you are at in your diagnostics or treatment journey regarding your prostate cancer, we can help and advise you on all the available options and help you choose the best one for you and your circumstances.
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.