Genesis Cancer Care Western Australia is the leading private provider of essential radiotherapy services in the state. Our centre locations include:
We employ more than 150 medical professionals and support staff in Western Australia, and will further expand our service in 2015 with the opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital, which will support the employment and training of more specialised staff in Western Australia.
Genesis Cancer Care Western Australia provides a comprehensive radiotherapy service offering depth of service across the four sites.
Our state of the art cancer centres are available to treat any patient who requires radiation as part of their medical program and we provide personalised service and access to treatment without the worry caused by public centre waiting lists.
Genesis Cancer Care takes pride in the quality of our care, our staff, and our equipment. We employ the latest available technology and equipment across all of our practices. All of our machines are regularly upgraded and replaced as needed to maintain the highest quality treatment services in this critical area of cancer management.
Genesis Cancer Care WA is part of Genesis Care, which is the largest provider of radiation oncology, cardiology and sleep treatments in Australia. Genesis Care exists to fill the treatment gap for the biggest disease burdens in Australia—cancer and cardiovascular disease—in an environment of substantial unmet demand from an ageing population. With 1100 employees nationwide, we provide essential health care services across 115 sites, and clinics ranging from major capital cities to regional and rural centres.
Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the two largest health burdens in Australia, representing more than a third of recurrent healthcare expenditure. More than one in three Australians will discover they have cancer by the age of 75 and the incidence is increasing across all cancer types. Although Australia has one of the highest survival rates in the world, cancer is the largest contributor to disease and injury in Australia and the second most common cause of death.
About 50% of cancer patients require radiotherapy at least once for the cure or palliation of their cancer, however only one in three receives this essential treatment because of lack of convenient access to treatment facilities and lack of understanding of appropriate treatment options regarding radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy, which has experienced rapid technological advancements in the past couple of decades, can now cure some cancers and also have a great impact on stopping cancer cells reproducing. In many instances combining treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, hormones or surgery provides for the best outcomes.
Modern radiotherapy equipment such as linear accelerators can reduce the time the patient spends on the treatment couch up to 50%. Accuracy is sub-millimetre, improving outcomes and reducing unwanted dose to surrounding organs and healthy tissue.