Receiving the news that Geoff Diefenbach’s prostate cancer had returned brought with it a terrible fear of the unknown about what would happen next.

Ever wonder why some people are full of energy and others are constantly lethargic?

Radiation Oncology

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Submitted by rod.isaacs on Tue, 19/07/2022 - 09:27

How we can help you

Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy radiation therapy to control or kill tumour cells. It may be used to cure disease, reduce symptoms such as pain, and/or to prevent disease recurrence. Radiation therapy is a safe, effective and important part of the management of a range of cancers. Radiation can also be used for non-cancerous diseases. It may be given on its own or with other forms of treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery. Like having a routine X-ray, radiation therapy is painless.

Radiation therapy is a localised treatment which means it generally only affects the part of the body requiring treatment. Modern techniques accurately target cancer cells whilst minimising effects on normal healthy tissues.

Radiation therapy is most commonly given in the form of external X-rays generated from a treatment machine (Linear Accelerator). A course of radiotherapy treatment is often delivered over a number of days to weeks.

Radiotherapy treatment can also be delivered internally where small radioactive sources are placed inside the body (Brachytherapy). St George Cancer care centre specializes in a comprehensive list of brachytherapy services including prostate, breast, gynaecological, lung and other sites.

Types of radiation therapy treatments available at St George Cancer Care Centre:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for malignant and non-malignant diseases
  • Volumetric Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT)
  • Brachytherapy 

Your assessment, treatment planning and care are delivered at our clinics and specialist radiation therapy facilities in the Cancer Care Centre at St George Hospital. The radiation oncology team includes doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, medical physicists and allied health professionals who will work together to ensure the best approach to suit your individual needs.

 

Who we are

Our radiation oncologists include:

  • Dr Andrej Bece
  • Dr Nadine Beydoun
  • Dr Joseph Bucci
  • Dr Yaw Chin
  • Dr Catherine Clark
  • A/Prof Peter Graham
  • Dr Gina Hesselberg
  • Dr Lucinda Morris
  • Dr Reza Rahbari

 

How to make or cancel an appointment

If you have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your medical specialist or your local family doctor to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter and all relevant test results. Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter, which will tell you where your appointment is located and what information you should bring with you. 

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on (02) 9113 3909 / (02)9113 1570

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Medical referral if you have it, relevant pathology results
  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.
  • Insurer details (for example: workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your Private Health Fund Membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.Recent x-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable.

 

Do you need an Interpreter?

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.

Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the Interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an Interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

 

Support Our Services

Information about our to support our services and research can be found here https://southerncancercare.com.au/

 

Contact us

Phone
For appointments and clinic changes:
(02)9113 3943 / (02)9113 3943 / (02) 9113 1570 
For the Radiation Oncology Department: 
Dr Catherine Clark 
A/Prof Peter Graham
(02) 9113 3903

Dr Joseph Bucci 
Dr Nadine Beydoun 
Dr Gina Hesselberg 
(02)9113 3831

Dr Andrej Bece 
Dr Yaw Chin
Dr Reza Masoud Rahbari 
Dr Greg Robertson (Gynaecological Oncologist)
(02)9113 3934

Fax
(02) 9113-3913

Email
SESLHD-STGCancerCare@health.nsw.gov.au

Head of Department
Dr Catherine Clark

Nurse Unit Manager
Jake Craven

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5.00pm

 

How to find us

We are located in the Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital. The Cancer Care Centre can be accessed from Chapel Street Kogarah or via the corridor to the left of the Gray Street entrance of St George Hospital.

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Phone
(02) 9113 3943
Street address
Chapel St, Kogarah NSW 2217

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.00pm.

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Haematology

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5 years 1 month
Submitted by rod.isaacs on Tue, 19/07/2022 - 08:45

How We Can Help You

We care for people with cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders. These include:

  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
  • Leukaemias – acute and chronic
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders
  • Myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia rubra vera and essential thrombocythaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Anaemias
  • Thalassemia, sickle cell diseases, and other haemoglobinopathies
  • Venous thrombosis such as DVT, Pulmonary Emboli and other clots
  • Bleeding disorders such as Haemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders
  • Iron deficiency anaemia, and iron-loading syndromes
  • Blood count abnormalities

Our services are for those staying in our Hospital as well as those living in the community.

For those who need to stay in Hospital, we have a ward located on Level 7B of the Acute Services Building at St George Hospital. Here we can provide chemotherapy and support if you have blood cancer. Chemotherapy is when we give you medicines that destroy cancer cells. We can also provide you high dose high dose chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (transplant of your own stem cells).

We provide treatments for people living in the community through our Haematology Oncology Day Centre. This is located on in the Cancer Care Centre at St George Hospital. Senior nursing staff liaise with specialist Doctors (Haematologists) to provide patients with day chemotherapy regimens, infusions, patient education, apheresis (removal of parts of your blood) and blood product support. We also provide support through the Ambulatory Care Unit.

The Centre also provides adult apheresis services to the St George hospital campus, and can collect and store Haematopoietic Stem Cells for the use in Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.
Our Cancer Outreach Program can provide support to patients with malignant blood cancers in their homes.

St George Hospital also has a very active Clinical Trials Unit offering patients opportunities to access cutting edge therapies as part of either local or international Clinical Trials for both malignant and benign conditions.

 

Who we are

Our Physicians

  • Dr Xavier Badoux
  • Prof Beng Chong
  • Dr Shir-Jing Ho
  • Rr Amanda Hugman
  • Dr Szu-Hee Lee
  • Dr Qin Liu
  • Dr Sundra Ramanathan
  • Dr Fernando Roncolato
  • Dr Charles Shuttleworth
  • Dr Silvia Zheng

Our Specialised Nurses

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Haematology: Jo-Ann Cryer
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Apheresis and Transplantation: Cassandra Hobbs
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Blood and Blood Products: Samantha Connelly
  • Cancer Outreach Program / COP: Anna Ayoub and Chinchu Binoy
  • Clinical Nurse Educator: Jeremey Chow

 

How to make or cancel an appointment

If you live in the South East Sydney region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter or message, which will tell you where your appointment is located and what information you should bring with you.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on: 

  • Prince William Wing (Professor Chong, Dr Hugman, Dr Liu, Dr Zheng):  9113 2513 
  • Cancer Care Centre (Drs Badoux, Ho, Ramanathan, Roncolato, Shuttleworth):  9113 3943

 

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Insurer details (workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area

 

Do you need an interpreter?

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.

You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

 

Research, training and education

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved and supervised by senior staff during your visit. You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

 

Contact us

Phone
(02) 9113 3851 or 9113 2692

Cancer Care Centre: 
(02)9113 3909 / (02)9113 1570 / (02)9113 3943

Outpatients Department:
(02) 9113 2513 

Fax
(02) 9113 3958

Email
SESLHD-StGeorge-Haematology-Secretaries@health.nsw.gov.au
SESLHD-STGCancerCare@health.nsw.gov.au

Head of Department
Dr Shir-Jing Ho

HODC Nurse Unit Manager
Jake Craven RN

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

 

How to find us

Inpatient Ward: Level 7B, Acute Services Building, St George Hospital
 

Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HODC):  Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital. Entrance via Chapel Street or via the corridor to the left of the main Entrance of St George Hospital, off Gray Street, Kogarah NSW 2217

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Contact us
Phone
(02) 9113 3851
Fax
(02) 9113 3958
Street address
Chapel St, Kogarah NSW 2217

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Location Media

-33.9686313, 151.1350281

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Haematology, St George Hospital, Kogarah NSW 2217
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St George Hospital’s ICU staff know how precious life is and have introduced special practices to honour patients who have passed away.

A new integrated health care hub has recently open

St George Hospital has said a fond farewell to beloved nurse Kerrie Osterberg, who recently retired after a 60-year career.

Medical Oncology

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5 years 1 month
Submitted by rod.isaacs on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 14:00

How we can help you

We provide care to people with cancer who are living in the community or staying in our Hospital. Our team of medical specialists use the latest research. We work with cancer care coordinators, radiation oncology, palliative care and nursing to provide holistic care for our patients.
 
We provide:

  • Chemotherapy - medicines that destroy cancer cells.
  • Immunotherapy - a treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer.
  • Hormonal therapy for cancers that grow in response to your body’s hormones. This treatment uses synthetic hormones to block your natural hormones. This helps to reduce the size and slow down the spread of the cancer.
  • Targeted therapy - medicines that work on specific features of cancer cells to stop it growing and spreading.

We provide chemotherapy services to people living in the community through our Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HODC). Here we provide short stay treatments and patient education. Our senior nursing staff will work with our specialists to deliver your treatment.
 
Our medical specialists see new patients and review the progress of current patients in our outpatient clinics located in the Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital. 
 
If you need higher dose chemotherapy or more supportive care, you may need to stay in our Hospital. We have a ward on level 7A of the Acute Services Building, St George Hospital.
 

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Contact us
Phone
61 02 9113 3943
Fax
61 02 9113 3913
Street address
St George Hospital, Chapel Street, Kogarah NSW 2217 Australia

The Cancer Care Centre St George Hospital can be entered via Chapel Street Kogarah or via a corridor to the left of the Gray Street entrance of the main hospital. 

Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HODC) and Clinics are co-located in the Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital.

Inpatient Oncology Ward is 7A, on level 7 of the Acute Services Building, St George Hospital.

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Our medical oncologists include:

Medical Oncologists

Sub-specialty interests

Dr Patricia Bastick

Breast, Genitourinary

Dr Tracey Dunlop

Lung, Neurology, Breast, Melanoma

Dr Carole Harris

Breast, Genitourinary

Dr Hussein-Soudy Hussein

Lung, Head and Neck, Melanoma

A/Prof Chee Lee

Lung, Clinical Trials, Gynaecology

A/Prof Winston Liauw

Upper and Lower GI, Liver, Peritonectomy

Dr Jennifer Lim

Neuroendocrine

Dr Jodi Lynch

Breast, Gynaecology

Dr Katrin Sjoquist

Upper and Lower GI, Neuroendocrine

Dr Monica Tang

Breast, Head and Neck,

Dr David Thomas

Upper and Lower GI, Neuroendocrine, Neurology, Melanoma

Dr Angelina Tjokrowidjaja

Upper and Lower GI, Gynaecology

 

If you live in the South East Sydney region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter, which will tell you when and where your appointment is and what information you should bring with you.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on (02) 9113 3943 or (02) 9113 3909.

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Insurer details (e.g. workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved in your care and supervised by senior staff during your visit. You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide. We will discuss with you any research projects or clinical trials that are relevant to your condition and whether you would like to participate.

If you would like to support our services and research visit https://southerncancercare.com.au/

Phone: (02) 9113 3943 / (02) 9113 3909 / (02) 9113 1570

Fax: (02) 9113 3913

Email for Referrals: SESLHD-StGeorge-CancerCareCentreReferrals@health.nsw.gov.au

Email for Non-Urgent Enquiries and Appointment Changes: SESLHD-STGCancerCare@health.nsw.gov.au

Head of Department: Dr Jodi Lynch

Nurse Unit Manager: Jake Craven
 

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

The Cancer Care Centre St George Hospital can be entered via Chapel Street Kogarah or via a corridor to the left of the Gray Street entrance of the main hospital. 

Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HODC) and Clinics are co-located in the Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital.

Inpatient Oncology Ward is 7A, on level 7 of the Acute Services Building, St George Hospital.

St George Hospital map (PDF)