Southport (Oncology)

GenesisCare Southport offers oncology services including radiation therapy.

About the centre

Our centre has been operating since September 2008. Centrally located in the Southport medical precinct, we share space with pathology, radiology and chemotherapy.

Learn more about radiation therapy treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer at GenesisCare. Click here for further details.

What we offer patients

We offer VMAT/IMRT and electron treatments for malignant conditions including breast, prostate, lung cancer, as well as head and neck cancers. We specialise in Stereotactic Radiosurgery treatment for brain tumours, Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) for bone, spine, lung and soft tissue masses (targeted treatment over 5 days) and surgery-free skin cancer treatment. We also offer treatment for benign conditions including Dupuytren’s contracture, plantar fasciitis and keloid scarring.

Our services are supported onsite by a dietician and exercise physiologist.

To assist both publicly and privately referred patients to attend their daily appointments, we offer a complimentary door-to-door bus service.

Our treatments and services

Radiation Oncology

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for left-sided Breast treatment
  • Rapid Access Palliative Care Treatment
  • SpaceOAR insertion for prostate patients
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases
  • Specialised non-surgical treatments for skin cancer
  • Radiation therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer

Allied Health Services

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Dietician

New prostate cancer treatment

Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SBRT), is traditionally used to treat lung, spine, liver and bone tumours, and tumours in individual lymph nodes. Due to advances in technology, SBRT can now treat suitable prostate cancer patients. This treatment is only available at GenesisCare.

SBRT accurately targets cancer cells with high doses of radiation therapy.  The radiation therapy is typically delivered in five treatments with fewer side effects.1 SABR helps men get the treatment they need with minimal disruption to their lives.

Pricing

Private health insurance is not required for radiation therapy treatments. Medicare reimburses between 80 and 90% of the cost of treatment and we have payment plans to suit all incomes. Click here for more information

References

  1. SBRT treatment protocols 2019. Data on file.

Getting here

Free undercover parking is available in the basement of our building, with wheelchair access if required.

You can travel via the Gold Coast Link. We’re less than 500m from the Nerang Street Tram Station.

We have a door-to-door bus service for patients who live south from Miami, all the way to Beaudesert and west from Mount Tamborine and Canungra regions.