GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Centre Cabrini

General Inquiries

Phone: (03) 9597 6900
Fax: (03) 9597 6910

Contact cabrinireception@genesiscare.com.au
Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Treatment Centre and Consulting Suites
Gandel Wing, Level B4

Referral

Required.

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Locations

Cabrini Malvern
181-183 Wattletree Road, Malvern VIC 3144
(03) 9508 1222

About GenesisCare Radiation Therapy

GenesisCare Cabrini is a radiation therapy service providing patients with a comprehensive cancer service onsite at Cabrini Malvern. Our new treatment centre and consulting suites are located on level B4 of the Gandel Wing.

Radiation therapy for cancer

Radiation therapy, also called Radiotherapy kills cancer cells. It’s used in the early stages of cancer treatment or after it has started to spread. It can also be used to try to relieve pain and discomfort from cancer that has spread. Around half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy.

Destroying cancer cells

There are many ways to have radiation therapy, but they all work in a similar way. Carefully controlled high-energy X-rays destroy or damage cancer cells. This stops them growing or spreading.
Radiation therapy is usually delivered in daily intervals called ‘Fractions’. This allows time between treatments for the healthy cells to repair and the cancer cells to die off.

Advanced radiation therapy services

At GenesisCare, we’re always pushing the boundaries of technology to develop better radiation therapy treatments. We are better targeting the cancer cells in tumours and reducing the side effects to surrounding tissue.

What we believe

Treatment is at the core of all that we do, along with a belief that you should have access to the best possible treatments available, when and where you need it most.


 

What is radiation therapy?

 

Services offered

The most advanced radiation therapy techniques available onsite at Cabrini are:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Fine Slice 3D and 4D CT Scanning and Treatment Planning

Why GenesisCare Cabrini?

We believe care should be focused on you, the individual, not the condition. We believe care should be available when and where you need it most and it should be designed to help give you the best life outcomes possible. This is our vision for your care. We provide: 

  • Immediate access to treatment for all patients (no wait list)
  • Personalised treatment plan for every patient
  • One Radiation Oncologist managing patient’s treatment from start to finish
  • Cancer Nurse Consultant to support patients throughout treatment
  • State of the art technology and leading-edge treatments
  • Comprehensive care - with multidisciplinary team to deliver the best possible care to patients
  • Access to free patient car parking onsite for patients on treatment (Cabrini dependent)

We work to develop a detailed understanding of your needs, so we can design the right care plan for you if you’re being treated for cancer or conditions needing Radiation Therapy.

Better care through experience

Our care teams treat a diverse range of cancers every day with the latest technology and access to global experts across our network. We want to bring this quality experience to more people.

Taking better care personally

Our cancer treatment is designed around you, and we take a holistic approach to deliver better care. We treat the person, not just the cancer, so our care may also include advice re access to counsellors and exercise programs.

Designing better care through innovation

We’re always investing in the latest proven treatment technologies. Targeting cancer while protecting as much as possible healthy tissue and minimising harmful side-effects.

Better care. Faster

We understand that you want answers - fast. That’s why we offer “no wait” consultations with our Radiation Oncologists.

For more information please head the GenesisCare website www.genesiscare.com and for more information about the patient treatment experience visit www.genesiscare.com/au/treatment/cancer/.

 

Our Specialists

Dr Ian Porter  MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Karen Taylor  MBChB, FRANZCR 

Dr David Blakey  MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Mario Guerrieri  MBBS, FRANZCR

 

FAQs

  • Why is radiation therapy used with other treatments?

    While radiation therapy can be used on its own to manage cancer it is often more effective when it’s combined with other treatments. This is because different treatments target cancer via different pathways. For example:

    • External beam radiation therapy can be applied before surgery to shrink a tumour, making it easier to remove.
    • External beam radiation therapy can be given after surgery to get rid of any microscopic disease that might remain.

     

    When radiation therapy is combined with chemotherapy, cancer cells can become more sensitive to radiotherapy. This makes the radiation treatment more effective in killing cancer cells and may improve the outcome. Combining with chemotherapy treatment also treats the whole body – whereas radiation therapy only focuses on the cancer area. By treating the whole body, the combined therapy is helping to get rid of any disease that may be present in other parts of the body.

    Deciding the type of approach to your treatment will depend on your specific condition and overall health – and you will decide on this in conjunction with your medical team.

  • Who decides if I need radiation therapy?

    Your Radiation Oncologist will recommend the treatment that’s best suited to treat your condition.

  • Are there any side effects from radiation therapy?

    Side effects do exist, and they vary from person to person. The most common side effect is tiredness. Other side effects depend on the part of your body being treated.

    Your Radiation Oncologist and Radiation Oncology Nurse will explain the side effects specific to your treatment area. They will also give you advice on how to manage these and look after yourself during and after treatment.

  • Does radiation therapy hurt?

    Delivery of Radiation therapy is generally painless. In fact, you don’t see or feel the actual treatment.

    Most people continue with their usual or most of their usual daily routine during the treatment course.

  • Are there Payment options?

    Our aim is to make treatment affordable for all patients.