Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses radiation (x-rays).
Radiation therapy may be given on its own, or with other forms of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery. Like having an x-ray picture, radiation therapy is painless.
Radiation therapy is a localised treatment, which means that it generally only affects the part of your body that requires treatment. Most of the time radiation therapy needs to be delivered over a number of days or weeks. The majority of our patients come to Peter Mac for about half an hour each day, and are otherwise able to maintain their usual activities. The radiation therapy team works together to ensure the best approach to suit your individual needs.
Peter Mac has Australia's largest specialist radiation therapy centre, offering world-class radiation therapy and the latest training and equipment to deliver the best available treatment to you.
Peter Mac accepts referrals from GPs and specialists to our consultant Radiation Oncologists at our sites in Melbourne (VCCC building), Bendigo, Box Hill, Moorabbin and Sunshine with no out-of-pocket expenses for patients and a maximum wait time of 1-2 weeks. For more information on referrals to Peter Mac for patients and health professionals please go to our referrals page.