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An Inspirational Way To Treat Cancer

Breast cancer patients may soon receive even more precise and potentially life-saving radiation therapy thanks to a unique program being developed. A/Prof Joerg Lehmann, Principal Medical Physics Specialist at the Department of Radiation ...

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The Olympian role of a Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists play a vital role in the treatment of cancer patients and modern day healthcare. Former Australian Olympic rower Monique Heinke is currently training to be a radiation oncologist after pursuing a career in medicine in her ...

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‘How radiation therapy helped me tackle prostate cancer’ – Gregg’s story

Thousands of Australian men continue to be affected by prostate cancer every year. It is estimated that more than 3,000 men will die from the disease in 2017  and there will be more than 16,500 new cases diagnosed across the country this ...

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Living With Lung Cancer: Julie’s Story

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Australia. It’s estimated that almost 12,500 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in Australia during 2017. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with lung cancer is about 16%.  It is ...

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Targeting Cancer Ambassador Jana Urges Women To ‘Take The Test’

Targeting Cancer Ambassador and former Australian Olympic athlete Jana Pittman has used National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week to highlight the importance of regular screening tests for early detection of the potentially killer disease. The ...

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The Faculty of Radiation Oncology encourages participation in the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Australia and New Zealand

The Faculty of Radiation Oncology of Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is pleased to support and endorse a new clinical quality initiative funded by the Movember Foundation. Participants (including prostate ...

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John Frasier, a prostate cancer patient shares his experience with radiation therapy

John explored the options for treatment of his prostate cancer which was diagnosed when he was 72. He asked to see a radiation oncologist as he already knew about radiation therapy. This was because he had had already had a cancer in a gland in ...

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A Colourful Way To Mark NRRTW

Colour and crafts were used by patients and staff at Westmead Hospital to help celebrate National Radiographers and Radiation Therapists Week (NRRTW). Radiation therapists from the western Sydney hospital’s Crown Princess Mary Cancer ...

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‘I love making a difference every day’ – exploring the role of a Radiation Therapist

I was recently asked what I do for work. When I responded with “I’m a radiation therapist,” I got a response I was all too familiar with: “So you take and read x-rays?” Even my GP thought that’s what I did! We do use x-rays, but what we actually ...

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