Radiation therapy is a form of treatment that uses radiation (x-rays) to treat a range of diseases including cancer. Radiation therapy may be given on its own, or with other forms of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery.
As part of the Oncology Service provided by the John Flynn Cancer Centre, Genesis CancerCare Queensland provides a radiation therapy treatment centre onsite, offering world-class radiation therapy and the latest training and equipment to deliver the best available treatment to you.
Radiation therapy is designed to destroy cancer cells while reducing the impact of radiation on healthy cells. This ensures you can recover more quickly from any radiation side effects. Radiation therapy is a localised treatment, which means that it generally only affects the part of your body that requires treatment.