Southern Oncology SA provides a patients focusses specialists Medical Oncology Services
Southern Oncology SA provides a patient focussed specialist medical oncology service.....
Southern Oncology is a private oncology service affiliated with Flinders Private Hospital..
The Southern Oncology SA clinic is located in suite 501 on level 5 of the Flinders Private
Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care and treatment to patients in the need of medical oncology services. We will provide care and support, offered by a multidisciplinary team committed to helping the physical, psychological and wellness of people touched by cancer.
What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease of the cells, which are the body’s basic building blocks. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. These abnormal cells can damage or invade the surrounding tissues, or spread to other parts of the body, causing further damage.
Most cancers start in a particular organ. This is called the primary site or primary tumour. Tumours can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
Sometimes cancer cells break off the primary tumour and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. These travel to a new organ to form secondary tumours. This is called metastasis.
On your chemotherapy treatment day there will be a number of steps:
To request an appointment to see one of our oncologists or other consultants, please obtain a referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist. To expedite patient processing, please fax your referral to (08) 8275 3334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For outpatient appointments, full payment on the day would be appreciated. You may receive a rebate from medicare for your outpatient appointment.
Chemotherapy expenses are billed to your health fund for treatment as a day stay patient. Patients will need to check with their private health insurer as to whether there is any excess payment to be paid. Your doctors appointment on the day of treatment will be covered by your health fund.