Icon Cancer Centre Gosford proudly celebrated 25 years since opening their doors to the Gosford community earlier this year, with more than 12 000 patients having been treated with the latest in radiation therapy treatment at the local centre since 1995.
The centre offers advanced radiation therapy treatment for all cancer types and ensures rapid access to care without patients having to travel far from home.
79-year-old local Jerry Zarb, who underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer at Icon Cancer Centre Gosford, says he can’t imagine having received treatment anywhere else.
“The team is fantastic, from the reception to the nurses and doctors. Their number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of their patients. To have gotten in fairly quickly and not had to be put on a wait list or travel to Sydney made things much easier,” Mr Zarb said.
A local Community Radio presenter, Jerry received 33 sessions of radiation therapy across six weeks and celebrated the end of his treatment by proudly ringing the bell and performing a rap about his radiation therapy experience with his son and daughter by his side.
“We had a lot of fun together. Every six months since September 2019, my PSA tests have so far come back as undetectable. I’m so happy! I have a lot of life left to live so I’m grateful to have been able to get the treatment I needed.”
Jerry is one of hundreds of patients benefiting from this state-of-the-art centre equipped with the cutting-edge Varian Halcyon™ system – an image guidance machine that offers high dose radiation treatment to tumours with pinpoint precision and speed, while minimising exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs and reducing treatment time to less than 15 minutes.
Icon Radiation Oncologist Dr Amy Teh says she is very proud to be part of a team who has continually served the Central Coast community for the last 25 years.
“It is such a privilege to work in a team who goes above and beyond to provide the best possible care to all of our patients. Every day, new patients come through our doors, likely going through one of the most difficult times in their lives. We try our best, hoping to make a difference at a time when it matters most. A special bond is created, and that very special bond continues long after treatment,” Dr Teh said.
Over the last 25 years, the team at Icon Gosford have championed the latest techniques and technology in cancer treatment for the Central Coast community and look forward to continuing to do so in the years to come.
Icon Cancer Centre Gosford delivers the latest in radiation therapy technology and techniques with no waitlist to ensure patients have access to world-class cancer care, closer to home. The centre offers cutting-edge radiation therapy treatment for all cancer types, with no private health insurance required for radiation therapy and up to 80% of costs covered by Medicare.