Peter Mac at Box Hill offers a range of additional cancer services to support patients through their radiation therapy treatment.
In consultation with your radiation oncologist, our radiotherapy nurses will help manage all your acute treatment-related side effects and conditions. The team also provides support to quit smoking.
Nutrition and dietetics
This department helps patients to maintain a healthy diet during their treatment. The dietitian can provide education on nutritional strategies to help with cancer and the side effects of treatment. Recommendations about nutritional supplements and tube feeding will also be provided if you need it.
Our social work staff can support you and your family during treatment by providing emotional support and practical assistance.
We understand how important it is to ensure you fully understand your treatment and any potential side effects. We therefore ensure that qualified interpreters are made available on request.
Familial Cancer Centre service
The Familial Cancer Centre at our Box Hill campus is there to support you through any genetic testing and counselling you might need.