Patient Care Team
The Patient Care Team comprises of fully qualified and experienced nurses and/or radiation therapists. Their responsibility is to support patients throughout the patient pathway.
We understand that receiving radiation therapy can be scary. Patient education specialists are part of this team and help patients better understand their treatment plan, explain how radiation is being applied and possible side effects. Each patient usually meets with the patient education specialist at orientation (pre-treatment planning), during treatment and the last week of treatment.
Our patient care team may also support patients that require dressings or other nursing care.
Patients are welcome to contact the patient care team to answer questions or concerns up to two weeks following the last treatment. By having an understanding your treatment plan this can help alleviate anxiety.
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.