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The Royal Marsden

Specialist cancer centre in London and Surrey

A world-leading cancer centre in London and Surrey

Based in Chelsea, London and Sutton, Surrey, The Royal Marsden is recognised throughout the world as a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  With leading specialists, the latest state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatments developed through ground-breaking research, they offer outstanding private care for all types of cancer, including rare cancers and childhood cancer.

Private cancer care at The Royal Marsden in London

Modern and comfortable private facilities

Both Royal Marsden sites have impressive dedicated facilities for private patients.  Inpatients are cared for in comfortable and well equipped ensuite bedrooms by experienced specialist nurses, whose holistic approach is designed to ensure that the patient and their family feel secure and well supported.  Outpatient care, including chemotherapy, is provided at the new state-of-the-art Private Patient Medical Day Unit in Chelsea.  At all times patients have access to the very best treatment and latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for cancer available at The Royal Marsden.

Expert multidisciplinary care

Every patient at The Royal Marsden is treated as an individual, and care is taken to identify the characteristics of each particular cancer case and assign a customised specialist cancer team, consisting typically of a surgeon, oncologist, radiologists, radiotherapists and nurses, led by a personal consultant.  This personalised approach, putting the patient and their family are at the heart of any treatment plan, ensures expert and supportive care in a calm environment.


Royal Marsden cancer care for young patients

Cutting-edge technology and treatments for cancer at The Royal Marsden

The Royal Marsden in conjunction with its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, is at the forefront of oncology research, offering early access to groundbreaking new diagnostic techniques and treatments, such as neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer and the latest stem cell techniques.

As a specialist cancer centre it is equipped with the very latest technologies, including CyberKnife and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), advanced radiotherapy machines that pinpoint and treat certain cancers more effectively, and the da Vinci S robotic system for the treatment of prostate cancer.  State-of-the-art care for critically ill cancer patients is provided at The Royal Marsden’s Critical Care Unit, the largest and most technologically advanced facility of its kind in Europe.


A specialist centre for childhood cancer

Recognising the need for children and young people with cancer to have a dedicated service, The Royal Marsden is home to Oak Centre for Children and Young People, a modern purpose built unit in Sutton offering specialised inpatient and day care facilities and expert treatment from leading paediatric oncologists.

The Royal Marsden

Accessing private cancer care at The Royal Marsden

The Royal Marsden welcomes patients with private medical insurance, those who wish to fund their own treatment and those sponsored by an embassy or third party.  Patients are asked to obtain a referral from their GP or specialist.


All general enquiries and referrals to The Royal Marsden can be made by calling:

contact The Royal Marsden

The Central Referral and Information Line on +44 (0)20 7811 8111

(Open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm weekends, English and Arabic speakers).


Alternatively, referring doctors can send a letter to a specific consultant or to the Private Care Customers Services Manager.  Estimates of treatment costs are available on request.

Contact The Royal Marsden Private Care

Private Care Customer Services Team

The Royal Marsden

Granard House

Fulham Road




Tel:            +44 (0)20 7811 8111

Website:     www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk

Email:        private.patients@rmh.nhs.uk




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