A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating news for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Tremendous strides over the last three decades have resulted in improved treatments, higher survival rates and better quality of life.
At Cabrini we can offer you all the care you will need ‒ from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation – in one convenient location.
Cabrini is by many measures an important cancer service provider in Victoria with comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and medical care, led by experienced teams of oncologists, haematologists, surgeons and other medical specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners. In collaboration with GenesisCare we also provide onsite radiation oncology services.
We also provide a wide range of supportive care and services including rehabilitation, nutritional advice, physiotherapy, a free wig service and our scalp cooling equipment which helps to reduce hair loss in patients receiving chemotherapy.
Cabrini began its day oncology services almost 30 years ago, at a time when oncology was emerging as a specialty in its own right. Since then, earlier detection and advances in treatment and care have increased survival rates significantly. Modern medical oncology treatments have reduced the need for inpatient treatment with many therapies being provided on a day-case basis. Each year, an increasing number of patients are treated in our day oncology units located both at our Brighton and Malvern hospitals.
Our Cabrini Haematology and Oncology Centre, open since April 2015, groups together specialists in the treatment of blood disorders and cancer including haematologists, oncologists, radiotherapists, a palliative care specialist, registrars and allied healthcare professionals.