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Cancer Care Services

Cancer Care Services

Cancer Care Services includes Medical Oncology, Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, the Queensland Haemophilia Centre, Radiation Oncology and BreastScreen Queensland.

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of the cells. Your body normally makes new cells to help you grow, replace worn-out tissue and heal injuries. When cells don’t grow, divide and die in the usual way they can lead to tumours, either benign (not cancer) or malignant.

The Cancer Council Australia has more information.

Early detection

Some cancers can be detected at an early stage when treatment is likely to be more effective. The Cancer Council Australia has more information.

BreastScreen Queensland provide free breast cancer screening for all eligible Queensland women.

The Cancer Council provide a Bowel Cancer Risk Calculator.

Introduction to Cancer CareIntroduction to Cancer Care Services

Welcome from Associate Professor Glen Kennedy, Executive Director, Cancer Care Services.

Health Literacy and Shared Decision MakingHealth Literacy and Shared Decision Making

Information on how you can be involved in your healthcare decisions.

Doctor with patient
Cancer support for families
Cancer research
Clinical trials patient

Other languages

If English is not your first language, or if you use sign language, we can provide a confidential and free interpreter. Please ask our staff.

Translated Patient Information Sheets are also available from the eviQ website

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

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An Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officer (IHLO) can visit you to help explain your treatment. Please ask our staff.

If you, a family member or a community member are coming to Brisbane for treatment, contact the Improving the Patient Journey (IPJ) team for support.

Patient survey

If you’ve received treatment at one of our facilities please tell us how you think we are doing.

Take the survey

RBWH bringing care closer to home for prostate cancer patients

An Australian-first trial underway in Brisbane is aiming to better detect prostate cancer and revolutionise care for thousands of Queenslanders diagnosed each year.