Every member of Icon’s multidisciplinary team are here to help you. Here are some of the people you may meet and the role they have in your care.
Medical oncologists are doctors who specialise in diagnosing and treating cancer with the use of chemotherapy drugs, immunotherapy and hormone therapies. A medical oncologist will develop and continually review the chemotherapy treatment plan and in most cases, lead and manage the overall care.
Haematologists specialise in treating blood disorders and cancers affecting the blood e.g. leukaemia, or blood forming organs such as the bone marrow.
Radiation oncologists are the specialist doctors who prescribe radiation therapy treatments for all types of cancer, and oversees the management of care for patients.
Radiation therapists are responsible for the planning and delivery of your daily radiation treatments.
Oncology nurses will support you throughout many areas of your treatment and overall wellbeing, including administering your chemotherapy, monitoring your symptoms and managing any side effects. Your nursing team can answer any questions you may have and provide additional sources of information regarding your treatment and diagnosis.
Pharmacists are committed to supporting your care. Pharmacists work with you, alongside your doctor and nursing team to make sure the treatment you receive is optimal and safe. Pharmacists answer questions, provide advice and information about your medications.
Medical physicists play an important role in quality assurance to ensure our radiation treatment machines are maintained according to regulatory standards and that our working environment abides by radiation safety policies.
Medical receptionist / Administration team members are on hand to answer any questions you may have relating to your appointment bookings, transport and accommodation requirements, and billing enquiries.