Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals: Private thoracic surgery and lung cancer care, London and Middlesex
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in Central London and Middlesex have one of the world’s leading lung centres, renowned for its expertise in the diagnosis and treatment lung cancer. Their lung specialists are experts in their field and they also provide lung cancer risk assessment and professional stop smoking treatment. The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals treats both UK and international patients.
Lung cancer kills more people in the UK than any other form of cancer
Smoking causes 90% of lung cancer deaths
You are four times more likely to quit smoking with professional help
Why choose Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals for thoracic surgery and chest cancer care in London?
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are specialist centres focusing solely on heart and lung diseases. The hospitals are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research breakthroughs.
Expert care from leading specialists
Their doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease, including lung cancer. Disease prevention is also a primary objective: the undeniable link between smoking and lung cancer makes smoking a key focus for the hospital.
Their consultant surgeons offer the full range of surgical procedures and have particular expertise in respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery including lung cancer and surgical lung laser surgery.
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals offer both adult and paediatric surgery.
Round-the-clock care for private patients
Private patients visit Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals from all over the world confident that they will receive first class, round-the-clock care and treatment. Care is provided in comfortable surroundings in private wings within the main hospital buildings, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whatever the circumstances. You will receive reliable and consistent care at one of the most clinically safe environments in the UK.
Lung cancer risk assessments in London
The earlier lung cancer is detected the greater the chances of successful treatment, however most lung cancers are diagnosed at a late stage and survival rates for these patients are much less favourable. For this reason, Royal Brompton has developed its groundbreaking assessment clinic to test for and detect early lung cancer.
A lung cancer risk assessment includes an appointment with a specialist who will assess and discuss with you your risk factors for developing lung cancer. If appropriate, you may be offered help with stopping smoking.
Do you have some of the symptoms of lung cancer?
Some common symptoms of lung cancer are:
- a persistent cough
- a chest infection that does not get better
- a dull ache in the chest
- a sharp pain when breathing in deeply
- a hoarse voice
- shortness of breath
- coughing up blood, even in small amounts
Click here to make an appointment for a lung cancer risk assessment. Your initial assessment costs £250 – a small price to pay for your peace of mind, or an early detection of any potential risks.
Stop smoking clinic in London
Giving up smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. Without help, less than one in 20 smokers successfully stops smoking. With professional help, the success rate rises to about one in five. At Royal Brompton they offer patients a combination of support, therapy and specialist medication that considerably increases their chances of quitting.
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Blood pressure and heart rate drop
Blood carbon monoxide levels back to normal
Reduced risk of sudden heart attack
Sense of taste and smell returning
Brain is much more adjusted to lack of nicotine
Improving exercise capacity, reduction in phlegm and lung congestion
Breathing improving and lungs able to defend better against infection.
Risk of heart attack drops to 50 per cent of that of a smoker
Risk of stroke reduced to that of a non-smoker
Risk of death from lung cancer reduced by half for average smoker
Risk of heart attack approaching that of someone who has never smoked
Cancer care and treatment available at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
Surgical treatment for lung and chest cancers (and non-malignant thoracic surgery), including cryosurgery. Specialists in complex thoracic surgery.
The two intensive care units comprise a total of 30 intensive care beds and provide postoperative care for cardiothoracic patients, as well as care for patients with congenital heart disease, cardiological compromise and severe respiratory disease. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has 12 critical care beds equipped with the latest technology to care for younger patients. Visitors, usually family members, are encouraged to visit.
International patient services at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
The Royal Brompton Hospital international liaison officers provide bespoke services in line with your cultural, religious and language needs.
The officers can help by advising on appropriate specialists and making arrangements to take you from and to the airport. They can also arrange appointments, admission to the hospital and can help with financial matters, through liaison with embassies, international insurance companies and other organisations.
They can also provide medically trained interpreters for a range of languages including Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Turkish, Tamil and Urdu.