Stomach cancer treatment near Canberra

A person with a suspected or confirmed stomach cancer should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

There are a number of recommended hospitals for stomach cancer surgery. Ideally, people with stomach cancer should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

Who to see

Please note the nearest cancer specialist for stomach cancer may be over 100 kms from Canberra ACT. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

The diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer involves a team of specialists. Initial referral should be to an upper gastrointestinal surgeon.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Please note the nearest cancer services for stomach cancer may be over 100 kms from Canberra ACT. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

Treatment for stomach cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with stomach cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Recommended hospitals for stomach cancer surgery

Recommended hospitals that have a specialist stomach cancer centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Canberra ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Canberra ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with stomach cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

Cancer care pathways have been developed by the Cancer Council to help identify recommended care at each stage of the pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and may include a diagnostic endoscopy.

  • Initial tests should be performed within two weeks of general practitioner (GP) presentation.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of the initial GP appointment.
  • Initial treatment should commence within two weeks of the multidisciplinary team discussion.

More information about the stomach cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for stomach cancer Quick reference guide for health professionals
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages.

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