Dr Susan Brooks - Radiation Oncologist
Cancer isn't contagious, so you can go on being close to family and friends.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Dr Brooks consults on Fridays and may be able to accommodate evening appointments by arrangement
You will likely be referred by your surgeon, specialist physician or your GP to a radiation oncologist. When you come to your appointment, your oncologist will ask questions about your illness and examine you to confirm the diagnosis and/or determine the extent of disease. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc).
Once your oncologist has all the relevant information regarding your illness they will discuss the potential role for radiation in your management. If radiotherapy is advised, the steps involved in the radiotherapy process and the likely outcome and side effects are usually discussed with you at this time. Sometimes it is necessary to involve other members of the Oncology Team (medical oncologist, Palliative Care Team members etc) in your care and the relevant referrals will be discussed and made.
Procedures / Treatments
Radiation therapy uses special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation (beam of x-rays) to cancerous tumours, to kill or damage them so they cannot grow or spread. Normal cells may be affected by radiation, but most appear to recover fully from the effects of the treatment.… More
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Link to online contact form: http://aucklandradiationoncology.co.nz/contact/patient-referral
98 Mountain Road
98 Mountain Road
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This page was last updated at 5:48PM on November 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Susan Brooks - Radiation Oncologist.