Patient Journey

A cancer diagnosis can be stressful. We strive to make your treatment journey as supportive and seamless as possible. Our expert team are available every step of the way.

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Our highly respected oncologists are responsible for creating a personalised care plan for each patient referred, and work together with a team of our multidisciplinary team to provide the highest level of evidenced based care.

I've been diagnosed with cancer

As the largest private cancer care service in the South Island, we provide patients with an alternative to cancer treatment in the public health system. With shorter wait times, access to non-PHARMAC funded drugs, advanced treatments in radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and world-class specialists, we are well placed to ensure you receive the best care available.

Ask your GP or medical specialist to refer you to St George’s Cancer Care Centre. Once we have received your referral, we will provide you with an appointment for a consultation with a specialist.

What to expect in my first consultation

When are arrive for your first consultation, you will need to complete a registration form. Please let us know if you would like to receive these via email prior to your appointment.

Your first consultation will typically last an hour. It is a good idea to bring a support person and a list of questions you would like to ask the oncologist.

Your oncologist will explain the nature of your illness and talk through recommended treatment options, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

During my treatment

As cancer treatment requires a combination of services to provide you with the best outcomes, whilst you are on treatment with the St George’s Cancer Care Centre you will have access a wider team of specialists. Other services that are available include dietitian, speech language therapy and physiotherapy. You and your family will also have access to a clinical psychologist and counsellor who are can provide you with emotional support during your cancer journey.

As a St George’s Cancer Care Centre patient, you have access to specialised cancer wellness programmes. This includes yoga, mindfulness and exercise classes.

After my treatment

Follow up is a very important part of cancer care treatment and ensuing you remain well. Your treatment team provide you with information regarding your follow up care. This will include appointments with your oncologist and other specialists within our team.

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Discover our world-leading treatment and services

At St George's Cancer Care Centre we pride ourselves on being the patients' choice for world class cancer treatment. With cutting edge technology and decades of experience in our field we go above and beyond to provide innovative clinical care with you at the centre of everything we do.

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