Department of Health

Radiotherapy services

Radiotherapy uses ionising radiation (from X-rays, electron beams or gamma rays) to kill tumour cells.

Radiotherapy is generally used as part of a multi-modality approach to cancer treatment. It can be the primary cancer treatment, or it can be used along with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It is used for both curative and palliative treatment. 

In Victoria, the majority of radiotherapy services are provided by the public healthcare sector.

Reviewed 04 October 2015

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Contact details

Data and Funding Support Team Cancer Strategy and Development Unit

Contact details

Radiotherapy Cancer Strategy and Development, Department of Health and Human Services

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