27 Apr

What to Expect from Your First Appointment

At Hunter Valley Oncology, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be a confronting and life-changing discovery for both you and those around you. That’s why we strive to provide support and care throughout your entire course of treatment.

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27 Apr

New Treatment Chairs at Maitland Private Hospital

At Hunter Valley Oncology, we pride ourselves on our ability to support local cancer sufferers from our treatment centre locations in Hunter Valley, Newcastle, and now Maitland. Our new location at Maitland Private Hospital’s new day oncology

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24 Apr

How COVID-19 is affecting cancer treatment and patients

The current COVID-19 situation has created a lot of uncertainty, and this can be especially difficult for cancer patients. To help provide guidance at this time, we have answered some key questions about how COVID-19 can impact your health

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24 Feb

Waiting for Chemotherapy

The Hunter Valley region has one of the longest wait times for chemotherapy in the country, largely due to the area’s lack of resources. Local professionals, including Hunter Valley Oncology’s Dr Rob Paterson, are working hard to cut wait times

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14 Jun

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women aged over 50 in Australia. Also known as colorectal cancer, it develops in the lining of the bowel and depending on where the cancer develops, is called either colon or rectal

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4 Jun

Lung Cancer in Australia

What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that grows in one or both of the lungs. Cancer that starts in the lungs is known as primary lung cancer and from there it can spread to other parts of the body such as the lymph nodes,

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10 May

Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for Pleural Mesothelioma (Asbestos Cancer)

Mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in the mesothelial cell which lines the organs of the chest, abdominal cavities as well as the lining of the heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos fibres although the mechanisms is not completely

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26 Mar

Cancer Rate to Surge 72% in Australia by 2040

While this figure may seem concerning, part of the reason for growth is due to increased cancer survival rates. Currently, 1 in 22 Australians are living with or beyond cancer (in remission), however by 2040 this will have increased to 1 in 18

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23 Nov

Gynaecological Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Many women lead busy lives, juggling work, family, and trying to fit in a bit of ‘me time’ along the way. So when something doesn’t feel quite right with their bodies, it’s not uncommon for symptoms to be dismissed in the hopes the issue will

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6 Nov

Common Cancers In Australian Men

It’s estimated that 1 in 3 Australian men will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Fortunately, many cancer survival rates are improving thanks to advances in available treatments. But this increase isn’t consistent across all cancers,

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