St Andrews Cancer Care Centre
Contact: (07) 4646 3140
The St Andrew's Cancer Care Centre consists of the following specialist services:
(a) Medical Oncology Services
(b) Radiation Oncology Services
Medical Oncology Services
The medical oncology unit consists of 25-chairs and is a bright, modern unit located on the eastern side of the St Andrew’s Cancer Care Centre building. Visiting specialists from Icon Cancer Care support medical oncology services both in terms of consultations and treatment cycles. The medical oncology unit is well equipped and staffed by qualified and experienced nursing staff.
Radiation Oncology Services
The radiation oncology unit is operated by Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC), Queensland's largest provider of radiation therapy services. The experienced care team consists of Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Oncology Nurses and Admin staff.
ROC offers a comprehensive range of specialist and general radiation therapy procedures.
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and one of the first truly digital radiation oncology facilities in the world, ROC delivers world-class care and affordable radiation therapy services to the people of Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and beyond.
Referrals and Fees
Your treatment will be clinically tailored to your needs as determined by one of our experienced specialist Radiation Oncologists using the very latest treatment approaches and technology. A referral is required from your GP or Specialist for your initial consultation. Most radiation therapy can be given on an out-patient basis.
A member of our administration team will discuss any out-of-pocket expenses at your first appointment, before your treatment commences to ensure you are aware of any fees.
The centre sees both public and private patients for radiation therapy, private health insurance is not required (radiation therapy services only).
All radiation therapy services, including the fees charged by ROC's radiation oncologists are covered under Medicare, with 80-90 percent of treatment costs reimbursed.
As part of the wider cancer care service multidisciplinary team meetings are held for the following:
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancers
- Urogenital Cancers
These meetings include specialist doctors (medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeons and other medical specialists) nursing and allied health staff. Patient cases are discussed and a treatment plan formulated. The multidisciplinary approach to patient management results in improved patient care through the development of an agreed treatment plan. Patients are provided with the best evidence based care and improved satisfaction with treatment.