A new, world-class cancer centre has opened its doors for the local community, with Icon Cancer Centre Maitland now providing the latest in cancer care on-site at Maitland Private Hospital. The centre is the first to offer radiation oncology services locally and is set to save local patients up to 80 hours of travel time on average during the course of their radiation therapy treatment.
51-year-old Carla Bennett is thankful she can receive radiation therapy treatment for her breast cancer close to home as Icon Maitland’s very first patient.
“I was first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in July of this year and have since undergone eight rounds of bi-weekly chemotherapy at Maitland Private Hospital. I’m really grateful to be able to receive my five weeks of daily radiation therapy treatment in the one location at Icon Maitland,” Carla said.