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Cancer care

The Blackheath Hospital offers private cancer care for those who live in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley.

The Blackheath Hospital offers private cancer care for those who live in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley.

Whilst technology and expertise are important, our multi-disciplined support team is key in helping patients through every aspect of their care. The team is able to reassure patients every step of the way at what can be, for obvious reasons, a very challenging time.

Most people being investigated for cancer will undergo investigations such as CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound, bone scans, bone marrow tests, bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, mammography, cystoscopy and biopsies.

The tests performed will depend on the type of cancer being investigated. These tests may also be repeated throughout your treatment and at later check-ups.

Private Cancer Care Services in Greenwich

Our nursing team work within a dedicated suite, made up of trained nursing experts who are committed to ensuring the best possible medical care for our patients. Our specialist nurses have extensive experience of what it takes to provide care to each individual patient and their specific illness.

Private Cancer Care Treatments offered in Greenwich

The oncology unit treats patients for a wide range of cancers including bladder cancer, blood cancer, lung cancer and more. For the full list of cancer treatment please see this cancer treatment page.

Palliative care

The hospital offers a palliative care service made up of a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and working closely with the Macmillan Oncology Specialist Sister and nursing team.

Oncology Specialist Nurses

The team is always on hand to provide advice on every aspect of care for patients and their families from the time of diagnosis onwards. They can speak to nurses and GPs on behalf of our patients and liaise with teams within the hospital and in the community such as dieticians and physiotherapists.

24 hour support

All aspects of care, all in one place – all hours of the day. Expert nursing staff is available on a 24-hour basis to take calls from patients, GPs and consultants. Advice and emergency treatment is available by contacting the hospital and asking for the senior nurse on duty.

Dietician advice

Expert dietetic advice is available at any time.

Access to information

We ensure all our patients are fully counselled about their treatment. A wide range of printed information is also available, together with advice on websites and local and national self-help and support groups.

Psychiatric care

Someone for patients to talk to if they feel anxious about their treatment or illness. A full range of services are provided including assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans.

Complementary therapies

A range of complementary therapies including massage and acupuncture are offered alongside medical treatments to help, should our patients suffer any side effects from treatment.

The pharmacy team

Our on-site pharmacy includes a team dedicated to oncology. This involves coordinating the pharmacy service for oncology ensuring clinical correctness at all times whilst providing counselling and support services for the patients regarding their treatment regime.

Assisting with discharge from hospital and planning for the future

Our team work with the consultant oncologists to plan a patient's discharge from hospital. If the patient is unable to return home, we will assist in arranging appropriate care for the future.

Patient support from other hospital departments

Every aspect of care is provided on site and all members of the care team work towards the best possible patient outcome. We aim to make our patients as comfortable as possible and have a number of teams offering support and treatment:

  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pain management specialists
  • Dietician
  • Pastoral care
  • Complementary therapy
  • Pathology
  • A rapid results service for blood tests ahead of treatment, providing key guidance for further care

Payment Options

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.

Specialists offering Cancer care

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Dr Shamali Hoque

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS MRCP BSc Pharmacology (First Class Honours)

The Blackheath Hospital 1 more The Sloane Hospital

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Dr Shafick Gareeboo

Consultant Respiratory Physician


The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Piero Nastro

Laparoscopic, General and Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

MD, MRCS (England), FRCS

The Blackheath Hospital

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Mrs Jenny Geh

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


The Sloane Hospital 1 more The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Alistair McNair

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP

The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Shaheen Khan

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Advanced Pain Management and End of Life Care

MBBS MRCP BSc MSc PG Cert Clin Lds

The Blackheath Hospital

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