Truebeam Rapid Arc Radiotherapy
State of the art equipment, one of only 3 in Africa.
TrueBeam™ is an advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system used to treat cancer with speed and accuracy while avoiding healthy tissues and organs.
Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) OR Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
This radiation surgery may provide new treatment options for patients with lung, pancreatic, liver, kidney and pelvic cancers.
Steriotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
This is a common technique for the delivery of high doses of radiation treatment within the central nervous system. Radiotherapy is done in a shorter time and a higher speed for intracranial, head and neck cancers.
- Radio-therapy is used to deliver precise, accurately measured doses of radiation (X-ray beams) directed to a particular area to treat cancer cells.
- In some cases, radio-therapy may be given together with chemotherapy. This helps to improve the efficiency of the radiation therapy.
Leksell Icon Gamma Knife
Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ is the most precise radiosurgery (radiation surgery) device on the market, limiting radiation dose to healthy tissue. Icon is the only technology with microradiosurgery capabilities, allowing for the treatment of virtually any target in the brain with ultrahigh precision.
Icon introduces a number of new innovations, such as integrated imaging and software to continuously control dose delivery. It also makes it possible to treat patients without a minimally invasive fixation while assuring the same highest level of precision.
Addressing the growing radiosurgery market, Icon makes Gamma Knife radiosurgery more flexible and easier to use, allowing more clinics to build a cranial radiosurgery program.
Curo Oncology is a partner in the Gamma Knife Surgery at Millpark Hospital
- What will my medical aid pay for?
- What do I have to pay for?
- Can I see any doctor I want or do I need to choose from a list of preferred providers?
- Do I need a written referral to see a specialist?
- Is there a co-payment each time I have an appointment?
- Is there a payment gap (a certain amount I need to pay) before my medical aid pays?
- Where should I get my prescription drugs?
- Does my insurance pay for all my tests and treatments, whether I am an inpatient or an outpatient?
- It is important to read your insurance policy carefully before treatment starts to find out what your plan will cover.
- Keep records of all your medical costs and insurance claims.
- Send your insurance company all the paperwork it requires. They may need receipts from doctors’ visits, prescriptions, and lab work. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
- If your insurance does not pay for something you think it should pay for, please find out why the claim was refused. Talk with your doctor or nurse about your case. He or she may suggest ways to appeal the decision or other actions you can take.
How can I cope with my feelings during Radiotherapy?
- Assign quiet time, think of yourself in your favourite place, breathe slowly or listen to soothing music. These techniques can help you feel more relaxed during your treatment.
- Many people find that light exercise helps them feel better. There are many ways for you to exercise, such as walking, riding a bike or doing yoga. Talk with your doctor or nurse about ways you can exercise.
- Talk about your feelings with someone you trust, such as a close friend, family member, chaplain, nurse or a social worker. Your may find it helpful to share your experience with other patients who are also receiving radio-therapy.
- By joining a Support Group, you will have a chance to talk about your feelings and engage with other people facing the same challenges they experience in coping with cancer. You can discuss how they cope with cancer, radiotherapy, and its side effects. Talk to your Doctor, Nurse or Social Worker, they will know about support groups near your home. Some support groups also meet online, which is helpful if you find it difficult to cope with your emotions.
Talk to your doctor or nurse about things that worry or upset you. You may want to ask about meeting with a counsellor. Your doctor may also suggest that you take medication if you find it very hard to cope with your emotions.