We treat patients with prostate cancer using brachytherapy.
What we do
Brachytherapy is a localised treatment technique utilising radiation to treat prostate cancer and other cancers. Depending on the type of cancer being treated, this may involve the insertion of radioactive seeds or a radioactive source in conjunction with our linear accelerators.
We have specialised in this technique for the past 20 years with outstanding results in thousands of men treated. Having a close association with Alfred Health urologists and medical oncologists, we have the knowledge about and access to all treatment options for prostate cancer.
Who we care for
We are here to look after men with prostate cancer. We will work to provide the best advice and treatment, if needed, according to each man’s individual problem and priorities.
What to expect
Your initial visit will involve a consultation with one of our experienced Radiation Oncologists who specialises in prostate brachytherapy. They will discuss the treatment options with you and access your eligibility for brachytherapy treatment.
How to access this service
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
Accessing this service
Your specialist must make the referral to our service. We will contact you with an appointment time.
What to bring
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
ResourcesAll patient resources
Alfred Health - Prostate Cancer Options for Localised Cancer
Alfred Health - Prostate Cancer Seed Brachytherapy
Information for patients about seed brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
Radiation Oncology: Prostate Cancer - High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
Information about high dose rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
Radiation Oncology: Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment
Information for patients about hormone treatment for prostate cancer.