A Cancer diagnosis is not the death knell that it used to be.
Despite being the second leading cause of death in the world, significant progress has been made to combat the disease over the last few decades.
Thanks to constant innovation by the international Scientific community, great steps have been taken in both the prevention of cancer growth and removal of cancerous tumours.
In the United Kingdom we have the good fortune of having access to free medical treatment, however, for those with the financial resources, private healthcare can offer a treatment alternative that gives the patient an increased degree of comfort and security. Fairfield Independent Hospital (https://www.fairfield.org.uk) in St. Helens is one such institution.
One of the last few remaining charitable hospitals in the UK, Fairfield offers a wide range of treatments making use of state-of-the-art equipment and some of the best staff. In addition to upgraded patient services, the hospital has recently invested in a brand new digital mammogram that serves to complement their already impressive breast services.
The 32 en-suite room facility is fitted with 2 modern surgical theatres as well as a therapeutic roof top garden. Fairfield’s consultants specialise in a wide range of fields including cosmetic surgery, weight-loss and treatments, such as knee replacements, that are becoming more and more popular as our population continues to grow older.
The Hospital also has a number of treatments and courses that are of particular interest to those diagnosed with cancer, or who have already been identified as being at risk of developing a disease.
Fairfield’s specialist hypnotherapist, Russell Hoyles, has been helping patients create positive change in their lives for the last 32 years. It’s often the case that certain lifestyle choices, such as an addiction to smoking or obesity, can lead to the development of cancers. Russell works with patients to try and eradicate these behaviours, to give them a better chance of beating their health issues.
When a lesion or a growth is first discovered by a physician, it might not necessarily be cancerous. Steps can be taken before the growth in question develops cancerous qualities. When a condition is discovered, such as Basal Cell Carsionoma (BCC) or Bowen’s Disease; Photodynamic Therapy can be used to treat cosmetically sensitive parts of the body (such as the face or nose).
Depending on the development and condition of the lesion, surgery can be used to attempt to remove the entirety of the cancerous growth. This is one of the most effective courses of treatment for cancers that have yet to spread to other parts of the body. Surgical excisions can be used to treat BCCs, but is also a sound procedure for larger lesions and cancerous growths.
Lastly, a quick and cost-effective therapy to the above two treatments, laser removal can be considered to be an in-out treatment, taking only 20 minutes and requiring minimum post-treatment care. Professor Kayvan Shokrollahi, the Consultant Burns, Plastic and Laser Surgeon at Fairfield has a strong focus on safety and pursues the very best cosmetic results.
As with all medical treatments, it’s always best to consult a number of physicians and institutions, before making your final decision.
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