At each of our facilities across the Network we offer a comprehensive range of cancer treatments and services which is supported by the latest national and international research and technology.
Your treating team which will include many various specialists in their fields will individualise your treatment plan and may include one or several of the treatments and services listed below.
The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead and the other facilities across the Network cares for hundreds of cancer patients each day providing treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, together with specialised services such as imaging, pathology, pharmacy, supportive and palliative care and allied health services.
Click on any of the treatments listed below to find out more:
Chemotherapy is a drug, or a combination of drugs, most commonly given intravenously (which means into a vein via a needle).
However, there are some chemotherapy agents that are tablets/pills (which are taken by mouth), intramuscular (injected into a muscle via a needle), or subcutaneous (under the skin via a needle). Some form of skin cancers can be treated with chemotherapy cream.
Whatever form your chemotherapy takes, it will be the most effective method to treat your cancer. To find out more click here
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves the controlled use of radiation to treat cancer either for cure, or to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by cancer.
Radiation therapy is the term used to describe the actual treatment delivered by the radiation oncology team. Three unique specialist professions are involved in the practice of radiation oncology: Radiation Oncologists (doctors), Radiation Therapists and Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists. To find out more about radiation therapy click here
SUPPORTIVE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
Supportive and Palliative Care is about caring for people with a serious or terminal illness as well as providing support their families and friends
Research shows that supportive and palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and family members, as well as the physical and emotional symptoms of cancer and its treatment.
Supportive and palliative care is care which palliates or relieves pain and other symptoms. It aims to ease the pain, distress and many other physical, emotional and spiritual problems which present with a serious or terminal illness and encourages the patient to live as well as possible.
To find out more about Supportive and Palliative Care click here
Surgery is used as a treatment for many cancers and can be undertaken to remove all of your cancer, some of your cancer, or to remove other tissues that may be affected by your cancer.
Surgery is used in several ways to help cancer patients. It provides the best chance to stop many types of cancer, and it also plays a part in diagnosing, staging, and supporting cancer treatment.
To find out more about cancer surgery click here