We are here to support you through your cancer treatment journey

Some advice about your first treatment that may be helpful

Woman With Cancer During Chemotherapy Recovering From Illness In Hospital

  • Understand the purpose and expected side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Know your treatment schedule. This will be explained by your oncologist (when, where, frequency, duration).
  • Learn about Managing Side Effects.
  • Inform your healthcare team of any side effects or symptoms so they can adjust your treatment as needed.
  • Surround yourself with a supportive network.
  • Learn about cancer-specific resources and support groups on our Useful Links page.
  • Follow a healthy diet, get plenty of rest and exercise
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification from your oncologist or healthcare team.

Treatment Centres

St Vincents Hospital Oncology Unit

St Vincents Oncology Unit is located at St Vincents Hospital:
Level 4, 20 Dalley Street, East Lismore NSW 2480

Telephone: (02)6629 7361

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 3pm


North Coast Cancer Institute

The North Coast Cancer Institute is located at Lismore Base Hospital:
Cancer Care Unit
Ground Floor
70-72 Hunter Street, Lismore NSW 2480.

Telephone: (02) 6620 2416

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm


Grafton Oncology Unit

Grafton Oncology unit is located at Grafton Base Hospital:
174 Arthur Street, Grafton NSW 2460

Telephone: (02) 6641 8493

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Additional appointment information: Your oncologist visits the Grafton Oncology Unit monthly to see patients undergoing chemotherapy. Once treatment is complete, follow-up appointments may be scheduled in Lismore or Maclean as needed, typically every three to six months. If travel is difficult to these outreach clinics, your oncologist can provide a telehealth consultation with you.

Ballina Oncology Unit

Ballina Oncology Unit is located at Ballina Hospital:
Ballina District Hospital
78-92 Cherry Street, Ballina NSW 2478

Telephone: (02) 6620 6272

Hours: Wednesday 8:30am to 4:30pm