Cancer Care
Wollongong

Centre Details.

410 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia

(02) 4227 3733

(02) 4228 3563

Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:00pm

Located in the Ilawarra, now a Cancer Care Associates centre, Cancer Care Wollongong (CCW) is a private day-only hospital that’s been providing world class cancer treatment for over 20 years. CCW has been involved in pioneering treatments in oncology for the past 20 years, participating in hundreds of clinical trials with both global and local pharmaceutical companies.
Cancer Care Wollongong
410 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Australia

How to get here.

Car parking facilities are available at CCW. We have two carparks, one at the front and one at the rear of the building. Our Crown Street car park has limited spaces. However, you may ask your driver to drop you off and park in rear parking located on Urunga Parade.

It is best to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your first treatment appointment day. Depending on the medications in your treatment, you may be able to drive for subsequent visits.

Our services.

Cancer Care Wollongong was founded to provide unparalleled, full-service care to our patients in Wollongong and the surrounding area, delivering superior results in a comfortable and contemporary environment.

Medical Oncology Consulting
Medical Oncology Treatment
Haematology
Medical Oncology Consulting

Our singular focus on cancer gives our doctors at Cancer Care Associates extensive experience in identifying what makes each person’s cancer unique. If we determine that chemotherapy is the best treatment choice for you, your care team will know which specific drugs will be most effective.

Your care team will take into consideration the type of cancer you have, where in the body it started, what the cancer cells look like under the microscope and whether they have spread. They can also suggest strategies to minimise or manage symptoms or adjust the drug or your dosage as necessary.

Medical Oncology Treatment

Traditional or standard chemotherapy works by disrupting the cell cycle. Each time a new cell forms it goes through a series of phases in order to become mature. Traditional chemotherapy drugs target the different phases of the cell cycle. By disrupting or stopping a particular phase, a cancerous cell can no longer mature and divide and ultimately dies.

Some cancers make use of your body’s own hormones to grow and multiply. These cancers are known as ‘hormone dependent’ cancers and include some types of breast, uterine and prostate cancers. Hormone therapy uses drugs to block the body’s own hormones, e.g. testosterone in men and oestrogen in women. By stopping or lowering the amount of hormones the tumour receives, the growth of the cancer can be slowed.

Your immune system is designed to protect your body from threats such as infections, toxins and abnormal cell development (cancer). Your immune system usually prevents cancers from occurring, but sometimes it is not strong enough to combat abnormal cell growth. Immunotherapy drugs boost or improve how your own body’s immune system works to fight cancer.

Targeted therapies do not work in the same way as traditional chemotherapy even though they are technically considered to be a form of chemotherapy. As the name suggests, targeted therapies work by finding a specific target on cancerous cells that they can attack or block to stop the cells from making new cancer cells. If your cancer type is known to have a target, it will be tested at the time of your biopsy or surgery to see if the target is present. Assuming it is, a targeted therapy may form part of your treatment plan. As these drugs have a targeted action to the cancer cell, the damage to normal cells is usually reduced, but this does not mean that targeted therapies are free of side-effects.

Haematology

Haematology is the study of blood and blood-forming tissues, which includes diseases related to the blood such as blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. A hematologist specialises in diagnosing and treating blood disorders, including those related to cancer. They use various diagnostic tests and treatments such as chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and targeted therapy to help manage and treat blood cancers.

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