Patient Journey

and FAQs

what to expect

patient journey

what to expect during a proton beam therapy consultation


During a consultation, Dr Lester will discuss any relevant medical history and the diagnosis, taking time to discuss an individual’s specific needs. He considers a wide range of factors when developing treatment plans, including the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, overall health, and treatment goals.

Dr Lester specialist in urological cancers

treatment planning and delivery

Dr Lester will work with the treatment team to plan and coordinate delivery.

who is proton beam therapy for?

monitoring and follow-up

Depending on the treatment received, Dr Lester will recommend an appropriate follow up strategy.

    how to decide if proton beam therapy is right for you

    working alongside other clinicians

    Dr Lester works closely with other clinicians to provide his patients with comprehensive care. He regularly consults with oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and other specialists to ensure his patients receive the best possible treatment.

      what to expect

      frequently asked questions

      I have already been diagnosed on NHS but want to move private; how does this work?

      You can choose a private consultant to work with. Once you have selected a private consultant or clinic, they will provide you with a quote for treatment. The cost of private treatment can vary depending on the type of cancer you have, the stage of your cancer, and the complexity of your treatment.

      how much will my cancer treatment cost?

      The cost of cancer treatment varies depending on the type of cancer you have, the stage of your cancer, and your treatment plan. If you have private medical insurance, your insurance may cover some or all of the cost of your treatment.

      does insurance cover all treatments?

      Whether or not all treatment is covered by insurance depends on your specific policy and the planned treatment. Many insurance plans will cover some, but not all, cancer treatment costs.

      Some plans may have a co-pay or deductible that you must pay before coverage kicks in. Others may have a lifetime maximum benefit that limits the total amount of money they will pay out for cancer treatment.

      It is essential to read your insurance policy carefully to understand what is and is not covered. You should also contact your insurance company to ask any questions you have.

      will Dr Lester work alongside my surgeon?

      Dr Lester will work alongside your surgeon to ensure you receive the best possible care. Radiation oncology and aftercare is a joint treatment plan, and Dr Lester will collaborate with your surgeon and other specialists to develop a personalised treatment plan for you.

      Make an appointment with Dr Lester

      Contact us today to enquire about seeing Dr Lester in clinic, and explore the range of treatment options available to you.