At Icon SOC we work with our patients and their loved ones to ensure they understand their treatment and are supported every step of the way. Our team will recommend a range of evidence-based treatment options for each individual patient, including international clinical trials and where appropriate.
Our team of medical oncologists, haematologists and radiation oncologists provide up-to-date treatments for all cancer types and deliver patient-centred care. We provide:
Chemotherapy is a clinically proven treatment for cancers. Chemotherapy works by killing cells are rapidly dividing, such as cancer cells. As well as killing cancer cells, chemotherapy also kills normal cells are rapidly dividing. However, unlike cancer cells, normal cells can repair the damage and can recover. Many different kinds of chemotherapy medicines and treatment plans are available. The kind of medicines given, and how often are needed, will depend on the type of cancer you have, how it responds to treatment, and how your body responds and copes with the treatment. Chemotherapy can be used to treat a range of different cancers.
Icon SOC deliver treatments for several blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, anaemia and certain solid tumours. Treatments available for blood disorders include; stem cell transplantation, targeted therapies and intensive chemotherapy. Our haematologists work with patients to provide a personalised treatment plan based on their individual disease and circumstances.
Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is the use of radiation to safely treat and manage cancer. Radiation oncologists use radiation to eradicate cancer cells, reduce their growth or relieve symptoms of cancer.
Radiation oncologists use radiation to eradicate cancer cells, reduce their growth or relieve symptoms of cancer. Radiation therapy works by damaging cancer cells while limiting the impact to healthy cells. It works because cancer cells are more sensitive to radiation than healthy, normal cells. When a small dose of radiation is given each day over several weeks, normal cells can recover from the radiation, but cancer cells cannot. It is typically a painless treatment, similar to having an x-ray, and is only delivered to the part of the body being treated.
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses your own immune system to slow the growth and spread of cancer cells, and destroy existing cancer cells.
The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. Usually this includes preventing cancer because your body detects and fights the abnormal cells. Sometimes, the cancer cells can hide from the immune system so it doesn’t know to where to find them, or your natural immune system might not be strong enough to fight the abnormal cell growth.
Immunotherapy can either boost your immune system to help it fight the cancer, and/or make it easier for your immune system to identify cancer cells and help destroy existing cancer cells, or slow their growth. Immunotherapy can be given in different forms, including: orally (via pills or liquid), injected, topically (as a cream), or intravesically, delivered directly into the bladder. Like other forms of treatment, immunotherapy is given over a period of time, often in cycles depending on each individual case.
Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Icon SOC offers a screening program delivered by cancer specialists that aims to detect cancer early. Screening is particularly important for individuals at a higher risk of getting cancer, such as those with a family history. Early detection of cancer is associated with improved treatment outcomes.
Cancer screening is tailored depending on the individual’s needs and can comprise of blood tests, MRIs, CTs, colonoscopies, nasoscopes and gastroscopies.