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Radiation Oncology (ICON)

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, or radiotherapy, is the use of radiation to safely treat and manage cancer with the aims of eradicating cancer cells, reducing tumour growth and / or relieving symptoms. At the San cutting-edge radiation therapy techniques and technology are used to deliver pin-point accurate radiation to all cancers of various size, type and location. Radiation oncology treatment can be delivered on its own, or in combination with other forms of treatment, such as chemotherapy, hormones and surgery. Treatment can be delivered externally from a machine outside the body, and/or internally from radiation sources put inside the body.

Icon Cancer Centre Wahroonga

Icon Wahroonga is located in the San Integrated Cancer Centre near the Reception on Level 2. Icon Cancer Centre is part of the wider Icon Group, Australia's largest dedicated provider of cancer care.

  • The support of a dedicated and experienced team of doctors and medical staff
  • World-class facilities in a calm and friendly environment
  • Advanced radiation therapy techniques
  • No waitlist – consultation and treatment in a timely manner
  • Skin Cancer Clinic on-site
  • Access to Allied Health services
  • Your choice of music during treatment
  • Access to free Wi-Fi

Our Therapies & Treatment Techniques

Icon Wahroonga offers cutting-edge radiation therapy treatment for all cancer types. Available clinical treatments include:

  • Varian Ethos™ therapy – game-changing radiation therapy that personalises cancer care using Adaptive Intelligence™. In an Australian-first, clinicians can now plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments with a new level of accuracy.
  • Ethos™ therapy enables monitoring of patient’s internal and external anatomy, such as the shifting of organs or any slight changes in the size or shape of the targeted cancer, accounts for these movements and allows clinicians to change dose and delivery at every treatment session.
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – An advanced technique used to treat small, well-defined tumours, or high risk postoperative areas (also referred to as Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SABR).
  • Deep inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) – A technique for left-sided breast cancer patients that reduces the potential impact of radiation on the heart.
  • Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate and High Dose Rate) – A special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed beside or inside the tumour to deliver radiation to small areas over a period of time.
  • Skin Brachytherapy – A non invasive treatment for early skin cancers that can be an effective alternative to surgery
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) – Targets more difficult tumours (such as tumours wrapped around other important structures), while minimising the impact to healthy surrounding tissue.
  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy – Use of 3D imaging to target tumours with precision.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) – Pinpoint precision radiation therapy delivered with greater speed and accuracy, and reduced toxicities to healthy tissue.
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) – Use of advanced imaging equipment and computer software to precisely target a tumour with radiation beams.

Referrals and Fees

A referral is required from your GP or Specialist for your initial consultation.

All radiation therapy services are covered under Medicare, with 80-90% of treatment costs reimbursed. Private health insurance is not required.

There is an even greater Medicare rebate if you’ve reached your Medicare Safety Net threshold, making your our-of-pocket costs much less. The Medicare Safety Net threshold applies to individuals and families, so you must be registered to receive Safety Net benefits.

Most radiation therapy can be delivered on an outpatient basis. Patients with private health insurance should be aware Private Health Funds only reimburse part of the costs if the patient is admitted to hospital for the duration of the treatment.

Eligible Repatriation Health Card holders may not be charged for consultation or treatment as fees may be paid for by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Find a San Radiation Oncologist


Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.15pm.

Phone:    (02) 9480 4200

Location & Directions

Icon Wahroonga is located on Level 2 of the Clark Tower. The Centre is accessed via the main traffic lights on Fox Valley Road. We recommend you park in the main multi-deck car park - P1. Some designated parking is available for radiotherapy patients on Level 2 of P1.


Country patients who require a weekly radiotherapy program can be accommodated on the Hospital grounds at Jacaranda Lodge.