Radiation oncology or radiation therapy is the use of radiation (x-rays) to treat and manage cancer. Radiation therapy treats cancer by damaging cancer cells while limiting damage to healthy cells. It is also sometimes used to treat non-cancerous conditions.

Our services

Radiation oncology services are provided by Icon Cancer Centre in partnership with Queensland Health for patients who require radiation therapy services.

Radiation therapy services include:

  • initial consultation
  • radiation therapy planning
  • radiation therapy treatment.

We provide advanced radiation therapy technology and techniques including:

  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • External beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for left-sided breast cancer
  • 4DCT scanning

Read more about the services, treatment and the radiation oncologist who will treat you on the Cairns Icon Centre website.

How much does it cost?

There is free care for all patients with a Medicare card.

Patients can get discounted parking.

Make or change an appointment

To make an appointment at Icon Cancer Centre you need a referral from your GP or specialist doctor.

To make or change a treatment phone 07 4036 5200, Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

For health professionals

Referrals are accepted via Medical Objects or fax to 07 4036 5201.

For new patient clinic enquiries phone 07 4226 9579. For follow up clinic enquiries phone 07 4226 7070 or 07 4226 7071.

For urgent appointments, call 07 4226 0000 and ask for the radiation oncologist registrar on call.


Cairns Hospital
Icon Cancer Centre located within Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre
E Block, Ground Level
249 - 251 Lake Street
Cairns Qld 4870

Last updated: December 2021