After your diagnosis, you and your support network will be navigating through what can feel like a very complex treatment process.

At GenesisCare, our experienced radiation oncologists, cancer care nurses, radiation therapists and allied health programs will offer support at every stage of the cancer experience.

While we focus a lot of our attention on you, the patient, we understand the importance of involving family and carers in order to improve the treatment experience.

Our multidisciplinary teams work closely together to help streamline your treatment and reduce the chance of any delays.

Radiation oncologists

Your radiation oncologist will support you in your initial consult where your treatment will be discussed and planned.

They will prescribe how much radiation you will receive, closely follow you during your course of treatment, and prescribe care you may need to help with side effects.

After your treatment, your radiation oncologist will see you for follow up appointments. In these appointments, they will check for late side effects and determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

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Nurses

Our nurses will be with you, at all stages of your care, to explain the process of treatment to you.

They will complete assessments, such as pressure injury assessments, to ensure your treatment journey is monitored and managed effectively.

Our nurses will also familiarise you with the treatment environment, and they’ll provide you with information about services available to you and your family - both during and after your treatment.

They can also provide advice on transport options to and from treatment.

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Radiation therapists

Our radiation therapists will work with you during each radiation session.

Your therapist will position you for treatment, and run the machines, to make sure you receive the dose of radiation prescribed by your radiation oncologist.

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We’re always available for support

At any time during treatment, our radiation oncologists, nurses and radiation therapists are available to provide advice to you and your family, over the phone.

If you choose, family members can to sit in on your nursing appointment, have a tour of the treatment areas, and see what our treatment machines look like.

After your treatment

At the end of your treatment, our nurses will provide end of treatment information and support in adjusting to life after treatment.

There are a number of allied health professionals we can refer you to - both during and after your treatment. These include dieticians, exercise therapists, physical therapists and counsellors.

We can also refer you to the Cancer Council, who provide educational workshops and counselling services for cancer survivors

WHAT IS RADIATION THERAPY?
Radiation therapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancerous (abnormal) cells and stop them from growing and multiplying.

It is one of the best-established, most effective and well tolerated therapies for treating almost all cancers, extending lives, and reducing suffering.
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TREATMENT TYPES
Radiation therapy can be delivered:

From a machine outside of the body – this is called external-beam radiation therapy

By placing radioactive material inside the body – this is known as brachytherapy
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RADIATION THERAPY EXTERNAL BEAM
External beam radiation therapy, the radiation oncology team uses a machine called a linear accelerator, or linac.

A linac uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving subatomic (electron) particles. This creates high-energy radiation that is used to kill cancerous cells.
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STEREOTACTIC (SABR, SRS, GAMMA)
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivers high doses of radiation with sub millimetre precision positioning. It is often used to treat small tumours with well-defined edges.

It is most commonly used to treat primary brain or spinal tumours – as well as secondary brain tumours.
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BRACHYTHERAPY
Brachytherapy involves radiation delivered from a tiny source implanted directly into or next to the tumour.

These sources produce gamma-rays, which have the same effect on cancer cells as X-rays.
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