Westside Haematology

Treatment

 

There are various approaches to treating cancer, many of which involve combinations of therapies to provide the most effective treatment. Below is an overview of treatments offered at Westside Haematology and Oncology Clinic:

Westside Haematology
Westside Haematology
Westside Haematology

Treatment

 

There are various approaches to treating cancer, many of which involve combinations of therapies to provide the most effective treatment. Below is an overview of treatments offered at Westside Haematology and Oncology Clinic:

Here are some of ourTreatments

and information that may help.

 

CHEMOTHERAPY

Chemotherapy, often called ‘chemo’ uses medicines to destroy cancer cells.

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IMMUNE THERAPY/ BIOLOGICAL THERAPY

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses certain parts of your immune system to fight cancer.

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TARGETED THERAPY

Targeted therapies use drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules.

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BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS

This includes Blood transfusion, platelet transfusions and Immunoglobulin infusions to treat a number of health conditions.

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RAPID ACCESS IRON INFUSION CLINIC

Intravenous iron infusions to treat iron deficiencies

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chemotherapy

 

immune therapy / biological therapy

  • Immunotherapy (sometimes called biological therapy) is a treatment that uses certain parts of a persons immune system to fight cancer.
  • There are different kinds of immunotherapy and they work in different ways.
  • Immunotherapy can boost the immune system to work better against cancer or remove barriers to the immune system attacking cancer.
  • Immunotherapy can be given in a number of different ways, including:
  • Orally, as pills (tablets or capsules) or liquid
  • Intravenously or IV- straight into the blood stream
  • Link tohow Immunotherapy Cancer treatment works (YouTube)
 

targeted therapy

  • Targeted therapy target specific molecules in the cancer cells that control how these cells grow and multiply
  • There are several types of targeted therapy that act in different ways, including:
  • Blocking the chemical that tell a cell to grow
  • Stopping blood flow to the cancer
  • Changing the way cancer cells work causing them to die
  • Delivery toxins directly to the cancer cells.
  • Targeted therapy may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy.
  • Link toMacMillan targeted therapy video (YouTube)
  • Link to targeted therapy QLD Cancer Council
 

blood and blood products

  • Transfusions may be required if you are very low in key components of blood. There are many medical conditions or problems that can results in low or poorly functioning
    components in your blood
  • Types of Transfusions done here at Westside Haematology and Oncology Clinic
  • Red blood cells
  • Red cell transfusion may be required if you have a low haemoglobin or red cell count (anaemia). Red cells carry oxygen needed by all cells in your body
  • Platelets
  • Platelets may be required if you have a low platelet count (thrombocytopaenia)
  • IVIG (Intravenous Immune Globulin)
  • IVIG is an infusion used to treat patients with inherited or acquired immune deficiencies
  • Link to www.mytransfusion.com.au

blood and blood products

  • Transfusions may be required if you are very low in key components of blood. There are many medical conditions or problems that can results in low or poorly functioning
    components in your blood
  • Types of Transfusions done here at Westside Haematology and Oncology Clinic
  • Red blood cells
  • Red cell transfusion may be required if you have a low haemoglobin or red cell count (anaemia). Red cells carry oxygen needed by all cells in your body
  • Platelets
  • Platelets may be required if you have a low platelet count (thrombocytopaenia)
  • IVIG (Intravenous Immune Globulin)
  • IVIG is an infusion used to treat patients with inherited or acquired immune deficiencies
  • Link towww.mytransfusion.com.au

rapid access iron infusion clinic

Why am I having an Iron Infusion?

You have been advised to have an Iron Infusion because you have been found to have low levels of iron in your body and your Doctor believes that Ferinject (ferric carboxymaltose) is an appropriate treatment for you.

Iron is an essential element required for the oxygen-carrying capacity of haemaglobin in red blood cells and muscle tissue.

Iron is also involved in many other function necessary for maintenance of life in the human body.

If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough health oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells due to iron deficiency is known as iron deficiency anaemia.

Iron replacement therapy is used to replenish your body’s iron stores and treat iron deficiency anaemia.

faq's

WHAT IS FERRINJECT?

Ferinject is an intravenous iron replacement treatment for patients who have low levels of iron in their body. Ferinject in not a blood product.

HOW DOES FERINJECT WORK?

Ferinject containes iron in the form of many tiny particles of iron with sugar coating. This means that the iron is released steadily and is taken up by appropriate storage sites and used in your body. Iron is required by the red cells in your body to make haemaglobin. Haemaglobin is required to help carry oxygen and provide it to tissues in your body.

HOW IS FERRINJECT GIVEN?

Intravenous iron is injected into a vein in your arm through a cannula or needle. Ferinject is infused over approximately 15minutes.

WHAT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT MIGHT YOU EXPERIENCE?

As with all medicines, Ferinject can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Your doctor will discuss possible side effects with you and we will monitor how you are feeling while your treatment is being given.

There is more information on possible side effects in the Ferinject CMI, please ask your health care professional for a copy.

WHEN WILL I FEEL BETTER?

The time taken for your haemaglobin levels to improve is different for everyone. It will depend on how iron deficient and anaemic you are and how efficient your bone marrow is at making new red blood cells.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

For the majority of patients with private health insurance there will only be an excess payable, unless they have had a hospital admission this calendar year, in which case the service will be at no charge. We also offer very competitive rates for self-insured patients.

Our clinic also offer FREE ONSITE PARKING for our patients for the entirety of their treatment.

We will also offer you food and beverages to enjoy during your appointment.

HOW DO I ORGANISE MY INFUSION?

Your doctor will need to send a referral to one of our Haematologists. Upon receiving your referral, our friend administration team will contact you to arrange a date and time that suites you. You can also contact our clinic for more information or to schedule your infusion.

 

If you would like any further information or would like to speak with a nurse please call (07) 3350 3500.

rapid access iron infusion clinic

Why am I having an Iron Infusion?

You have been advised to have an Iron Infusion because you have been found to have low levels of iron in your body and your Doctor believes that Ferinject (ferric carboxymaltose) is an appropriate treatment for you.

Iron is an essential element required for the oxygen-carrying capacity of haemaglobin in red blood cells and muscle tissue.

Iron is also involved in many other function necessary for maintenance of life in the human body.

If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough health oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells due to iron deficiency is known as iron deficiency anaemia.

Iron replacement therapy is used to replenish your body’s iron stores and treat iron deficiency anaemia.

faq's

WHAT IS FERRINJECT?

Ferinject is an intravenous iron replacement treatment for patients who have low levels of iron in their body. Ferinject in not a blood product.

HOW DOES FERINJECT WORK?

Ferinject containes iron in the form of many tiny particles of iron with sugar coating. This means that the iron is released steadily and is taken up by appropriate storage sites and used in your body. Iron is required by the red cells in your body to make haemaglobin. Haemaglobin is required to help carry oxygen and provide it to tissues in your body.

HOW IS FERRINJECT GIVEN?

Intravenous iron is injected into a vein in your arm through a cannula or needle. Ferinject is infused over approximately 15minutes.

WHAT POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT MIGHT YOU EXPERIENCE?

As with all medicines, Ferinject can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Your doctor will discuss possible side effects with you and we will monitor how you are feeling while your treatment is being given.

There is more information on possible side effects in the Ferinject CMI, please ask your health care professional for a copy.

WHEN WILL I FEEL BETTER?

The time taken for your haemaglobin levels to improve is different for everyone. It will depend on how iron deficient and anaemic you are and how efficient your bone marrow is at making new red blood cells.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

For the majority of patients with private health insurance there will only be an excess payable, unless they have had a hospital admission this calendar year, in which case the service will be at no charge. We also offer very competitive rates for self-insured patients.

Our clinic also offer FREE ONSITE PARKING for our patients for the entirety of their treatment.

We will also offer you food and beverages to enjoy during your appointment.

HOW DO I ORGANISE MY INFUSION?

Your doctor will need to send a referral to one of our Haematologists. Upon receiving your referral, our friend administration team will contact you to arrange a date and time that suites you. You can also contact our clinic for more information or to schedule your infusion.

If you would like any further information or would like to speak with a nurse please call

(07) 3350 3500.