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.
We have two linear accelerators (treatment machines), capable of delivering external beam radiation therapy including:
Additionally, we have a superficial and deep radiation therapy unit, which is used to treat skin/superficial malignancies.
We care for patients referred to our service for radiotherapy.
Peter Mac accepts referrals from GPs and specialists to our consultant Radiation Oncologists with no out-of-pocket expenses for patients and a maximum wait time of 1-2 weeks.