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Dr Richard Shaffer
Dr Richard Shaffer
MB BS
Oncology
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About

Richard Shaffer is an expert in the use of radiotherapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, brain tumours and skin cancer. He is the UK's foremost expert in the use of radiotherapy for non-cancer conditions.

He has had 20 years of NHS oncology experience, including 10 years as an NHS oncology consultant. He is currently working privately mainly in Guildford and London and also less frequently in Windsor and Nottingham. He has held various leadership roles, mainly in the field of technical radiotherapy, and am currently consulting two days per week for GenesisCare (a private cancer company) to develop their UK radiotherapy service for benign disease and skin cancer.

Clinic Schedule

Weekly clinics in Guildford (Wednesdays) and London Cromwell Hospital (Thursdays), Windsor (ad hoc, generally Monday/Tuesday) as well as a clinic every 2 months in Nottingham.

Self-pay fees are charged as follows:

Complex cancer (45 minutes) e.g. prostate, bladder, brain, complex skin = £250 new patient, £175 follow-up

Simple skin cancer, keloid scarring (30 minutes) - £150 new patient, £100 follow-up

Dupuytren's, Ledderhose, Plantar Fasciitis = free initial consultation

Insured fees are as per insurance company guidelines

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Medical Procedures

  • Radiotherapy for benign disease
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Ledderhose disease
  • Plantar fibromatosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiotherapy for insertional Achilles tendonitis
  • Keloid scars
  • Skin cancer
  • Brain tumours
  • Glioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • VMAT
  • IMRT

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Special Interests

Dr Richard Shaffer treats patients with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for brain cancer, prostate cancer and bladder cancer.

He also treats patients with radiotherapy and chemotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer, for instance, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

He is an expert in the treatment of non-cancer conditions with radiotherapy, for instance, Dupuytren's disease, Ledderhose disease (plantar fibromatosis), plantar fasciitis, insertional Achilles tendonitis and keloid scarring.

Education

  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science - first - Manchester University
  • MBBS (primary medical qualification) - University of London 1998
  • MRCP - Member of Royal College of Physicians
  • FRCR - Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists (Clinical Oncology)
  • Specialist Register for Clinical Oncology
  • Member of British Urology Group, European Association of Neuro-oncology, European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology

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5.0

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4.8

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Regular consultations to discuss and assess progress after salvage radiotherapy for locally advance prostate cancer; willing to discuss, advise, and reassure on any and all physical side-effects, including referrals back to own GP for assessment and investigation of anything unusual.
Patient seen for:Prostate CancerRadiotherapy
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30-03-2020
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Great guy, always a pleasure to meet.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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26-03-2020
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Very helpful about the new urinary problem I have and explaining the process for me to go forward. He was very polite and approachable answered all my questions. At no time did I feel at all rushed; he was just easy and comfortable.
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05-03-2020
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Excellent explanation of treatment to date and next steps.
Patient seen for:Radiotherapy
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02-03-2020
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Good thanks.
Patient seen for:Dupuytren’s Contracture
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20-02-2020
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Dr Shaffer has looked after me for what must be approaching 18 months. During all of that time I have found him direct, highly informed, friendly and helpful. Having cancer and treatment is no easy thing to endure and he has made it as good as possible.
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20-02-2020
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Polite and friendly and answered all my questions.
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20-02-2020
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Very positive. Dr Schaffer has a polite, friendly and relaxing manner. He listens without interrupting, and explains clearly.
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20-02-2020
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I have been very happy with Dr Shaffer as my prostate cancer consultant for the last two and a half years. I changed to him after initially having a different consultant in another town, who did not make me feel that he really cared what happened with me and my condition. Dr Shaffer has been the complete opposite, with his advice and treatments, helping me develop a positive attitude and helping me go back to enjoying life again.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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11-02-2020
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Dr Shaffer has been looking after me for the last six years and I found him most caring and reasuring with his diagnosis and explanation.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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11-02-2020
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