Dr John Childs
Dr Childs is a trained Medical Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist. He has worked at Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, UK and The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK and held the position of National Clinical Director at the Ministry of Health, NZ.
He has a depth and breadth of experience having worked in most areas of radiation oncology. He has a particular interest in:
Lower Gastrointestinal cancers
Palliative radiation care
He currently consults at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) in Auckland, and at a satellite clinic in Whangarei. This clinic is located at Cardinal Points Specialist Centre, 8 Percy St, Whangarei.
Understanding Your Treatment
The Patient Pathway
We understand you may be anxious about having radiation therapy. Read about the patient pathway and what to expect before, during and after radiation therapy treatment. AT ARO we work closely with your radiation oncologist to develop an individualised treatment plan for each patient.Explore the patient pathway
There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
Our radiation oncologists regularly participate in meetings with other medical specialists (often referred to as Multidisciplinary Meetings or MDMs). This means our specialists understand how best to work with your other specialists so your treatment is absolutely aligned.