Radiation Oncology

Diagnosis and treatment of cancer in its various forms. As well as providing general cancer treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

           Radiotherapy can be given before or after surgery, or in combination with chemotherapy. It is a form of treatment using high energy x-rays or electrons and may be recommended for a patient as a course of treatment. These types of radiotherapy do not make you radioactive and you can safely mix with other people, including children, at any time. Your treatment will be planned and administered at the hospital by specially trained teams of radiotherapy radiographers and you will be given instructions, advice, information leaflets and as necessary.