Cancer investigations and treatments

If you have symptoms that are causing you concern, we can provide fast access to a range of tests and scans. If you receive a cancer diagnosis, our expert cancer specialists will help you choose the most suitable and effective treatment for you.

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Expert, personalised treatments

Why choose Spire Little Aston Hospital for cancer diagnosis and treatment?

We offer tests and scans for cancers including breast, bowel and prostate to patients across Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth.

Our highly skilled team of consultants and specialist support staff work together to deliver seamless private treatment and care for a wide range of cancers.

Fast diagnosis at our one-stop breast clinic

At our one-stop breast clinic you'll see an experienced consultant breast surgeon and specialist breast nurse and have diagnostic tests in the same visit. This ensures that your concerns are dealt with rapidly without having an anxious and prolonged wait for results.

At the initial assessment, your consultant will discuss your concerns and take a full medical history. They will also carry out a breast examination to decide which diagnostic tests you will have, suited to your individual needs.

Our partnership with GenesisCare
The advanced radiotherapy techniques on offer at Spire Little Aston Hospital are provided by GenesisCare. The GenesisCare Birmingham centre is located in the same grounds providing easy access to both locations.
We work closely with GenesisCare's cancer care professionals to ensure continuity of care and easy access to the best facilities and medical teams for all your cancer treatment needs.
The expert teams at GenesisCare use some of the latest and most effective radiotherapy techniques available, including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). These advancements in radiotherapy technology means tumours can be targeted with a very high degree of accuracy, avoiding damage to healthy tissue and organs which causes less expected side-effects than conventional radiotherapy.

New cooling treatment to work alongside chemotherapy

We're delighted to introduce a new feature to enhance comfort during your chemotherapy treatments, the Hilotherm hand and foot cooling system. This approach is designed to alleviate two common side effects of chemotherapy - chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and hand-foot syndrome (HFS). These conditions can lead to ongoing pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness in your fingers and toes, which may persist for a prolonged period.

The underlying principle of this technology is straightforward yet effective. By cooling your hands and feet during treatment, the blood vessels constrict, reducing the amount of chemotherapy drugs reaching these areas and lessens the severity of peripheral neuropathy, a challenging side effect of chemotherapy. This method is like scalp cooling, used to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy by decreasing blood flow to the scalp.

By minimising the risks of CIPN and HFS, the cooling system not only makes your treatment more bearable but also helps maintain the effectiveness of your chemotherapy. This reduces the need for adjusting your treatment plan due to these side effects, potentially leading to better health outcomes.

We are proud to be the first private provider in the region to offer this service. If you're contemplating adding hand and foot cooling to your chemotherapy regimen or have any enquiries, our dedicated Lakeside Suite team is available to answer your questions.

Breast Cancer Care at Spire Little Aston

We asked patients and staff to describe the facilities offered to breast cancer patients receiving treatment at Spire Little Aston.

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