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Private Cancer Care Manchester

At The Alexandra Hospital we have a long history of providing a compassionate and clinically excellent private oncology service for patients who live in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Oncology is a specialist branch of medicine that deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 

The Oncology team at The Alexandra Hospital provides expert support, care and treatment for people with cancer. While many of our patients are from Manchester, others travel from further afield for their private Oncology treatment.

Cancer affects everybody differently and we know just how hard a cancer diagnosis can be to you and your loved ones. When you choose to have your cancer treatment at The Alexandra Hospital, you will be looked after every step of the way, with treatment tailored to your specific needs. 

Our highly-experienced multidisciplinary team is led by Oncology Consultants from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and some of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. Our dedicated Oncology unit offers easy access to on-site state-of-the-art technology, including MRI, CT scanning and Nuclear Medicine where required.

We continue to maintain the highest standards of COVID safety as per the NHS and Government guidance for healthcare settings. 

All our patients benefit from access to:

  • Private consulting rooms
  • A number of individual chemotherapy chair rooms with access to a TV
  • Inpatient bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • A private and comfortable coffee lounge for you and your family to use during your visit

We also offer cryotherapy (cold therapy) to specific patients, if required. Cryotherapy can reduce peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness or pain, normally in the legs or arms) and nail toxicities during chemotherapy. 

For those patients receiving treatment that causes hair loss, Paxman Scalp Cooling technology, the leading product for prevention of hair loss from chemotherapy, can be given.


The Alexandra Hospital is proud to have been awarded 5 stars for the MacMillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM).

The award sets the benchmark for the patient experience. It is designed, used and managed in a way that supports high quality care and in turn, contributes to the enhanced well-being of people affected by cancer. 

Gaining 5 stars in this award is a prestigious achievement and one that the hospital is extremely proud to be awarded. 

Cancer treatment can be an incredibly challenging experience to have to go through. Our Oncology Nurse Specialists will provide you with individual expert advice and support, wherever you are on your treatment journey. They are highly trained in the administration of chemotherapy and follow UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) guidelines, ensuring you receive the highest standards of care at all times.

From the very beginning of your treatment, you will have access to a 24/7 on-call service managed by one of our Oncology Nurse Specialists. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, it is always very easy to contact us for advice and support. 

The Oncology team includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work closely together to provide you with the highest level of care. They include:

  • Consultant Oncologists
  • Consultant Surgeons
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Consultant Histopathologists
  • Oncology Nurse Specialists.

Before any treatment starts, this highly experienced team will meet together to plan the best treatment for you and your specific needs. We know that during treatment, you may require access to a wider range of support. At The Alexandra Hospital, we can provide access to:

  • Oncology Pharmacists
  • Dieticians
  • Breast Care specialist Nurses
  • Gynaecology specialist Nurses
  • Urology specialist Nurses
  • Stoma Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Lymphoedema specialists
  • Pain Nurse specialists
  • Pastoral care
  • Psychological support and complimentary therapies.

Our Pathology department can provide rapid results for blood tests ahead of any treatment. Access to genetic testing and advanced genomics is also available at your consultant’s request.  

We offer specialised clinics to help you get the tests and help you need, fast. Services include:

  • A specialised Sarcoma Rapid Access Clinic. Find out more about it here.
  • A specialised Breast Rapid Access Clinic. Find out more about it here. 

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

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