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Coming to Icon

It can be helpful to understand what to expect before coming to our centre.

What to expect at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. It can be helpful to understand what to expect next. While everyone is different, the following steps are a common pathway for our patients after an initial diagnosis.

  1. Getting a referral
    All patients require a referral from their GP or specialist to be treated at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre. As a private patient, you have a say in where you are treated and who your specialist is; talk to your doctor about the right option for you.If you would like to talk to us about being referred or treated at Icon, you can send us a message or phone us.
  2. Your first appointment
    We understand that your family and whānau are an important part of your support network and we encourage you to bring someone with you when you visit our centre. At the first appointment, you will meet with your doctor who will talk you through your diagnosis and treatment plan, and address any concerns and questions you may have. Your doctor will continue to care for you throughout your treatment course and beyond.
  3. Before starting treatment
    An experienced member of your care team will also take some time to discuss possible treatment side effects and how to manage them, and any possible anxiety you, your family and whānau might be feeling.
  4. Starting treatment
    The length of your appointment depends on the treatment being given. Throughout your treatment and beyond, your doctor and care team are here to monitor your progress, address your side effects and listen to any concerns or fears you may have. Never be afraid to seek clarity and reassurance to ensure you are confident in your treatment and choices.

Your comfort is our priority

It is important to us that you feel as comfortable and informed as possible during your visit. We offer a range of services for patients and families to make things a bit easier, including:

Same location

Ability to see your doctor and access your treatment from the same location

Calming environment

Intimate and serene setting overlooking Trelissick Park

Brochures

Relevant brochures and information from trusted sources to help you understand your cancer and support your treatment

Cancer care team

Knowledgeable cancer care team with the experience and compassion to support you and your whanau throughout every part of your treatment and beyond

Access to health providers

On-site access or referral to trusted allied health providers and support services to address the physical and emotional impact of your treatment

Wireless internet

Complimentary wireless internet throughout our centres

Coffee & tea

Complimentary access to tea and coffee facilities

Free parking

Complimentary when you’re visiting the centre

Become a patient

Find out how to become a patient at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre or request more information from an experienced member of our team.
Become a patient

Care team

Every member of our team are here to help you. Here are some of the people you may meet and the role they have in your care.
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Our doctors

Our centre brings together a dedicated team of experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists
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