About the service
Gippsland Radiation Oncology (also known as radiotherapy) is based at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre at LRH.
It is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, excluding most public holidays.
Phone: (03) 5173 8770
Radiation therapy uses radiation, such as x-rays and electrons, to kill or damage cancer cells and stop them from growing and multiplying. It can also be used to treat a variety of benign (non-cancerous) diseases.
Radiation therapy is a localised treatment, meaning it mostly works on only the area being treated. The treatment process can range from a single session to multiple sessions lasting up to 8 weeks, depending on a number of factors, such as the type of cancer and cancer stage.
You may also receive other treatment at the same time, such as chemotherapy, and we work closely with all of the medical teams caring for you to ensure your care is seamless and coordinated.
Our outpatient clinic staff are from Alfred Health and operate clinics at separate health facilities, including Latrobe Regional Health.