Centres are located countrywide contracted through the hospital boards or via reception during normal working hours.
Centres were established during 2004 - 2007 in response to a growing demand by patients and doctors via a dedicated brachytherapy facility.
Teams of medical specialists, nuclear physicists and nursing staff, underwent a period of intense training in brachytherapy under the supervision of international and local trainers. The centres continue to work in close collaboration with international experts. State of the art equipment is used to enable the most modern techniques of procedure planning and treatment delivery. Sophisticated computer programs check every step of the treatment and to monitor on a real time basis, exactly how much radiation treatment has been delivered into the prostate.
Patients have the advantage of being under the supervised care of an entire team. A specialist urologist, as well as a radiation oncologist, who is a cancer specialist specifically trained in the use of radiation to treat different types of cancer participate in patient evaluation and counseling, treatment planning, and then work as a team in theatre to ensure an optimal procedure.
The various teams have committed themselves to working closely with leading international experts, and several visits a year are scheduled for internationally renowned specialists to visit the centres to conduct updates, discuss treatment refinement, and individual cases. Collaboration and ongoing international training support for local medical specialists ensures that the centres deliver state of the art medical care to its patients.
What is required for a patient to be seen at a Brachytherapy Center?
Prostate cancer screening or check-ups are done at the centres and simply require an appointment with the attending urologist. Should a patient already have prostate cancer then a visit to one of the centres for an evaluation is advisable to decide whether a patient is a candidate for brachytherapy or not. The doctors may advise further investigation, or alternative treatment to brachytherapy, or combination treatment. In all cases, detailed discussion pertaining to the diagnosis and possible treatment options, is the patients right, and these rights will be respected.
BrachyTherapy Centres - National Distribution of Centres
|Durban North Coast||Umhlanga Hospital - Umhlanga Rocks||031 580 5500|
|Durban South Coast||Kingsway Hospital - Amanzimtoti||031 904 3600|
|Johannesburg||Brenthurst Clinic- Parktown||011 480 5600|
|Pretoria||Pretoria Urology Hospital - Hatfield||012 342 9510|
|Rustenburg||Peglerae Hospital - Rustenburg||014 597 2680|
|Sandton||Sunninhill Hospital - Sunninghill||011 806 1500|
|West Rand||Wilgeheuwel Hospital - Roodepoort||011 796 6500|