St George Private
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be daunting. But choosing a cancer service for your treatment doesn’t have to be.

St George Private Hospital offers you the best in personalised cancer care. With a treatment plan tailored to your needs and a network of coordinated support services under the one roof, our experienced team is ready to help you along every step of the cancer pathway.

Caring for you and your family

Holistic cancer care, tailored to your needs.

Becoming a patient

Here’s everything you need to know about starting cancer treatment or rehabilitation with St George Private Hospital.

Your care team

At St George Private Hospital, you’ll be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals dedicated to enhancing your treatment, follow-up care and quality of life.

 

Your cancer wellness services

You are more than a cancer diagnosis. That’s why St George Private Hospital takes a holistic view of your treatment and follow-up care with a range of physical and emotional wellness services.

 

Your treatment program

Information is key when you have been diagnosed with cancer. We’ve compiled some common information about receiving treatment and follow-up care for cancer at St George Private Hospital.

 

Costs to consider

We appreciate that being diagnosed with cancer may impact your finances. Here’s an overview of the costs you may need to consider during treatment, together with the financial support and other services available to you.

 

Cancer specialties

Different types of cancer require different types of treatment. At St George Private Hospital, we specialise in treating a wide range of cancers.

 

Bowel & colorectal

Bowel and colorectal cancer occurs when cells in the lining of your colon or rectum grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour.

Read more about bowel and colorectal cancer

Diagnosis: Not all bowel cancers show symptoms. Some common signs or symptoms include unusual bowel habits, bleeding after going to the toilet, stomach pain and unexplained weight loss. Bowel cancer can be detected through an at-home screening test and confirmed by a colonoscopy and biopsy..

Treatment: Treatment for bowel and colorectal cancers may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping and poor appetite.

 

Breast

Breast cancer occurs when cells lining the lobules and ducts of your breast grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour.

Read more about breast cancer

Diagnosis: Not all breast cancers show symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms can include new lumps or changes to the shape of your breast, pain in the breast or nipple, dimpling in the breast or nipple and nipple discharge. Breast cancer can be detected through a mammogram or ultrasound. A biopsy of the affected are will be taken to confirm your diagnosis.

Treatment: Treatment for breast cancer may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug, hormonal or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping and poor appetite.

 

Gynaecological

Gynaecological cancers occur when cells in the female reproductive system grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. Gynaecological cancers can include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer and cancer of the fallopian tubes.

Read more about types of gynaecological cancers

Diagnosis:Signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancer can be non-specific, making them difficult to identify. Common signs may include abdominal bloating, loss of appetite, frequent urination, constipation and menstrual irregularities. Gynaecological cancers can be detected through screening or scans, such as a CT scan. A biopsy of the affected area will be taken to confirm your diagnosis.

Treatment: Treatment for gynaecological cancers may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug, hormonal or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells. St George Private Hospital is a specialist treatment centre for gynaecological cancers in South Eastern Sydney.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping and poor appetite.

 

Lung & mesothelioma

Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by inhaled asbestos fibres. It can grow in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart.

Read more about lung cancer from Cancer Australia and Lung Foundation Australia.

Diagnosis: Signs and symptoms of lung cancer can include shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing or spitting up blood. You may have a number of tests to detect and diagnose lung cancer, including x-rays and scans, a lung function test and a biopsy of the affected area.

Treatment: Treatment lung cancer and mesothelioma may involve surgery to remove a tumour, radiotherapy and thermal ablation to destroy cancer cells, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapies.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping and poor appetite.  

 

Blood (lymphoma, leukaemia & myeloma)

Blood cancers – such as lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma – occur when your body makes abnormal blood cells that grow rapidly and out of control, making it difficult for your bone marrow and lymphatic system to work the way it should.

Read more about blood cancers.

Diagnosis: Blood cancers can be detected by blood tests. Pathologists look for specific signs and markers of cancer in your blood. 

Treatment: Treatment for blood cancers may involve chemotherapy or other targeted drug therapy, radiotherapy and/or stem cell transplant.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping, poor appetite. 

 

Brain

Brain cancer occurs when cells in your brain grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. Brain cancer can occur as a primary tumour or it can occur when cancer in another part of your body spreads to your brain.

Read more about Brain Cancer

Diagnosis: Signs and symptoms of brain cancer can include seizures, weakness or paralysis in a part of your body and issues with your sight, taste and hearing. The main tests for brain cancer include CT, MRI and PET scans.

Treatment: Treatment for brain cancer may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Wellness services: In addition to your treatment, you may also need to access the allied health and/or cancer wellness support services offered at St George Private Hospital to help you manage side effects or symptoms such as fatigue, difficultly sleeping and poor appetite.

 

Cancer treatments

 

Our facilities

St George Private Hospital offers you comprehensive cancer care in the comfort of your local community with onsite surgical, medical oncology and pharmacy facilities, and radiotherapy offered at the neighbouring public hospital.  

 

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are conducted to help find better ways to detect, diagnose and treat cancer. Participating in clinical trials helps to keep St George Private Hospital at the forefront of cancer care and may give you the opportunity to access new treatment options.