The Patient Pathway

4. First Day of Treatment

You’ll need to arrive 10-15 minutes before your allocated treatment time so that we can greet you and to give you time to get changed for your treatment.

If you are driving, we recommend you enter Gate 3, 98 Mountain Road and park on the upper level car park and walk across the link bridge to Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO). Please report to the ARO reception desk.

The radiation therapy itself is non-invasive and painless, and should take only 10-15 minutes to deliver. Sometimes this can take longer if there is a complex set-up required as for those patients requiring treatment to the head and neck area. Please allow 30-60 minutes for each scheduled treatment visit.

Your specific treatment type will be explained to you by a radiation therapist (RT) on your first day of treatment.

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