The Care Oncology Clinic is undertaking a study into and provides cancer treatments that may complement and enhance standard of care therapy. Treating your cancer in combination with your existing treatment may increase its effects. The medications used are well understood, with low levels of side effects, offering an acceptable quality of life.
The Care Oncology Clinic offers affordable cancer treatments that you can take at home. Book an appointment today to speak to an experienced member of the team.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible to attend the Care Oncology Clinic?
- How do I make an appointment with the Care Oncology Clinic?
- What bloods documentation do COC need?
- What will happen when I visit the Care Oncology Clinic?
- What are the costs associated with the Care Oncology Clinic?
- Can you also help patients from outside the UK?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- Learn more about the Care Oncology (COC) Protocol.
Who is eligible to attend the Care Oncology Clinic
The Care Oncology Clinic study or treatment may complement and enhance your existing treatment and may make your existing treatment effective again if it has become ineffective. For some patients, standard cancer treatments may not be desired, in which case the Clinic’s treatment may be effective on its own.
You could be eligible to enter the study or attend the Care Oncology Clinic if you are a cancer patient aged 18 or over with or without metastatic cancer.
To learn more about the study or the cancer treatment, please contact us on one of these channels:
- UK patients please register on our patient portal
- Non UK patients please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or call +44 (0)207 580 3266 to speak to a member of our team.
How do I make an appointment with the Care Oncology Clinic?
The first step is to register via our patient portal.
Prior to booking an initial consultation our medical team needs to review medical information to confirm suitability for treatment. The following documents are required:
- Scan of the picture page of a photographic ID document i.e. passport or driving licence.
- Most recent oncology clinic letter detailing diagnosis, treatment received/proposed
- Most recent scan report (radiologist’s report only, not the images)
- Recent blood test results from the last 4-6 weeks, to include full blood count, liver and kidney function
- List of current medication
Please prepare the above medical as PDFs or Word documents ready for return once a member of our team has made contact following your registration via the portal
Once the medical team have reviewed your documents and confirmed suitability for treatment, you will be able to schedule an appointment. Payment is taken in advance by debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
What Bloods documentation do Care Oncology Clinic need?
The drugs in the COC protocol (like all medicines) undergo metabolism by the liver or kidneys. Therefore, these values, along with blood cell counts, help our clinicians determine which medicines and doses may be safely prescribed. Results should include the following:
Full blood count:
- Platelet count
- WCC (White cell count)
Renal Profile/Urea and electrolytes (U&Es):
- K (Potassium)
- Na (Sodium)
- ALT (Alanine transaminase) and/or AST (Aspartate transaminase)
- GGT (Gamma-glutamyltransferase)
- ALP (Alkaline phosphatase)
Laboratory reports must contain patient identifiable information with the minimum of patient full name, date of birth and the date of blood collection. The report must also clearly identify the processing laboratory and/or the hospital or GP surgery which requested the tests.
For safe and accurate assessments to be made with this information we require copies to be whole pages which are clear and legible throughout.
What will happen when I visit the Care Oncology Clinic?
We will make your first visit to the Care Oncology Clinic as comfortable as possible, with dedicated and experienced staff on hand to answer all your questions.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently offering remote consultations only. These video appointments follow the same format as an in-clinic visit and at your request, we are also able to invite family members or friends who are based in separate locations.
Your first visit to the Clinic will include:
- A 45-50 minute meeting with one of our experienced consultants to review your case, outline the treatment offered by the clinic and answer any questions you may have.
- If proceeding with treatment you will complete a consent form and arrangements will be made for a prescription for your Care Oncology Clinic protocol. Following your appointment, you will also be sent a Patient Pack with relevant information about your treatment, the pharmacy supplier and the clinic’s quarterly review appointments and follow up process.
What are the costs associated with the Care Oncology Clinic?
|Initial consultation (45-50 mins)||£450|
|Follow-up consultations (20-30 mins)||£200|
|Diagnostics (if required)||Costs to be confirmed|
|Cancer Medicines||Itemised and explained to you before being undertaken|
We accept all credit and debit cards except American Express.
Can you also help patients from outside the UK?
Yes we can. If you are a patient in the USA or Canada, please click here for our North American affiliate.
For patients in any other country, please contact us and we will be in touch to explain how we can help in your specific location.
If you have further questions, please contact the clinic directly on one of the following channels:
- UK patients please register on our patient portal
- Non UK patients please email us at email@example.com or call +44 (0)207 580 3266 to speak to a member of our team.
What is your Cancellations Policy?
Appointment fees are billed upon confirmation of a booking. Payment may be made securely over the phone by debit/credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or via secure online paylink.
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
- At least 48 hours’ notice – refunded in full.
- At least 24 hours’ notice – refunded minus a £50 administration fee.
- Less than 24 hours’ notice – full fee is payable.
We recognise that there are times when extenuating circumstances will prevent you from cancelling your appointment within the minimum time period, for example, if you are unwell or have to attend an urgent medical appointment. These instances will be considered at the discretion of the Manager.