Radiotherapy uses a special kind of radiation to kill tumour cells, usually x-rays or gamma rays. The technician who administers the radiotherapy treatment prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist is called a Radiation Therapist.
More information on radiotherapy can be found on the National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers webpage.
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Royal Perth Hospital provides radiation therapy in conjunction with GenesisCare. GenesisCancerCare is a private practice that provides radiation therapy for private patients, and public patients using the Medicare System.
Perth Radiation Oncology also provides services, based in Wembley.
The South West Radiation Oncology Service is expected to open in mid 2011 at South West Health Campus, formally Bunbury Hospital. This service will also be provided through GenesisCare.
For more information visit the WA Country Health website.