GenesisCare, Frankston offers access to personalised cancer care services including radiation therapy and allied health care support.
GenesisCare, Frankston was established in 2006 and offers cancer care services including radiation therapy for patients living in Victoria's Mornington-Peninsula region.
Our Frankston team are committed to offering access to evidence-based care, designed to help achieve the best possible clinical outcomes.
Located on the Ground floor of Frankston Private Hospital, with access to the Peninsula Oncology Centre (chemotherapy day unit) and Frankston Private Day Surgery (imaging), GenesisCare in Frankston offers access to comprehensive cancer care for patients living south of Melbourne.
Our Frankston centre has long-standing relationships with surrounding medical specialists, and is linked with hospitals in the local area including; Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Private, Beleura Private, and Casey Hospital.
The Frankston team aim to offer rapid access to consultation and treatment, delivered using advanced radiation therapy technology.
Our treatments and services
Radiation therapy uses high energy X-rays or other particles to treat cancer and can be used at all stages. Radiation therapy techniques can include: External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), Brachytherapy, and specialised non-surgical treatment for skin cancer.
Allied Health Services
At GenesisCare, Frankston we offer access to a range of Allied health services, all tailored to support your needs. One of your treatment team will discuss the most suitable options with you. Support services that may be offered include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Exercise Physiology
Considerable research and clinical evidence has established that exercise may be beneficial for people with cancer; however, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.1,2 Every person’s circumstances are unique and these should be take into account. Tailored exercise programs designed by an exercise professional that include both aerobic and resistance training activities have been shown to provide benefits.3 To learn more about incorporating exercise during your cancer journey, please speak with your doctor and treatment team.
- Campbell KL, Winters-Stone KM, Wiskemann J, et al. Exercise guidelines for cancer survivors: Consensus statement from international multidisciplinary roundtable. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2019;51(11):2375–2390.
- Hayes SC, Newton RU, Spence RR, et al. The Exercise and Sports Science Australia position statement: Exercise medicine in cancer management. J Sci Med Sport 2019;22(11):1175–1199.
- Buffart LM, Kalter J, Sweegers MG, et al. Effects and moderators of exercise on quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 34 RCTs. Cancer Treat Rev 2017;52:91–104.