Peter is receiving innovative cancer treatment as part of an international clinical trial that is delivered close to home at Wollongong Hospital.
“Going to Sydney for a specialist appointment was a burden on top of the illness. When I was told there were great haematologists at Wollongong Hospital, I was happy to give up the commute. A simple appointment in Sydney took the whole day, but now I can drive 20 minutes up the road for an appointment and I can even get my clinical treatment and be home just after lunch,” Peter said.
Taking part in a clinical trial means a patient can receive the best possible care at the same time as adding to valuable research information to improve future cancer treatments.
“I’ve been well guided through the whole process and I’ve been closely monitored, so I know everything is on track. Now that I’ve retired, I have so much to look forward to and my treatment plan means I can get back to it.” And getting “back to retirement’’ for Peter includes plans to check out The Birdsville Races and the Henley on Todd Regatta later this year!
There are currently more than 70 clinical trials underway throughout our hospitals.
For more information about clinical trials in cancer services, diabetes, surgery, chronic pain, renal, gastroenterology and palliative care, speak to your specialist or contact us at [email protected]
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