Many of the diagnostic and surgical capabilities at the Princess Grace Hospital are focused on the care of patients with cancer, and our consultants are leading specialists in oncology care.
Our multi-disciplinary team includes pathologists and histopathologists, who are there to provide accurate and speedy diagnosis to patients using sophisticated, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology. Our clinical nurse specialists are always available to patients for support and advice before, during and after surgery.
Close liaison with our colleagues at the Harley Street Cancer Centre allows further treatments to be planned effectively with the involvement of the patient, their medical team and family or friends.
Laser surgery is frequently being used because of its minimally invasive properties and faster recovery times. The Holmium laser system is beneficial over other types of laser systems because it has a shallower penetration depth, meaning that there is less damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. Additionally it is highly absorbed by water meaning that the energy is reduced when working in a wet environment and this further reduces the damage to the surrounding tissue.
This laser system can be used to treat, amongst other things, superficial bladder tumours. The usual treatment for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer is transurethral resection of the bladder tumour. However, it has been found that there are many advantages of using the Holmium laser to conduct this treatment instead, including:
- Reduced bladder perforation
- Reduced pain
- Reduced length of catheter use post-operatively
- Reduced hospital stay
When you have treatment for cancer at The Princess Grace Hospital, you will benefit from:
- Access to the latest innovative technology for treating a wide range of cancers
- We have partnered with the Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC), who work with our highly trained staff to deliver the best possible standards of care
- Treatment in a calm, comfortable and supportive environment
- Nursing staff who support patients in managing their illness and the emotional, physical and psychological effects
- A full range of support services, including dietary advice, physiotherapy, complementary therapy and palliative care