Life Oncology

We move oncology care forward so that you can look forward to life’s moments

Life Oncology is a dedicated oncology and radiotherapy service under the Life Healthcare network. Our prime objective is to revolutionise the cancer treatment journey by embracing a patient-centric and value-based model, supporting our patients and their families throughout their treatment journeys. To support this journey, we ensure that our care is coordinated, integrated, and personalised.

Coordinated care

Cancer treatment often involves multiple specialists and medical disciplines offering varied treatment modalities. We bring all these aspects together, enabling seamless coordination to deliver the most effective care plan for our patients.

Integrated care

Our integrated care philosophy revolves around viewing the patient holistically rather than just focusing on the disease. This comprehensive approach includes medical, surgical, gynaecological, and radiation oncology treatments, ensuring our patients receive comprehensive care.

Personalised care

Every patient's treatment journey is unique. At Life Oncology, we offer oncology care based on your specific health condition, enhancing your treatment experience.

A commitment to cutting-edge technology

We are committed to providing access to the highest quality oncology treatments to our patients. This commitment is reflected in our substantial investments in advanced medical technologies. The latest tools and techniques place our oncology units at the forefront of innovative cancer treatments, ensuring that we continually elevate the standards of care and moving oncology care into the future. Life Healthcare is the first healthcare provider in Sub-Saharan Africa to invest in the Ethos artificial intelligence (AI) guided radiotherapy treatment technology, a system that adapts the treatment plan based on the cancer tumour and the daily anatomical changes in the patient.

On the forefront of oncology

Our unwavering dedication to transforming the cancer treatment landscape has positioned Life Oncology to move oncology care forward. Through our commitment to value-based care and technology-driven solutions, we are delivering better patient outcomes and revolutionising the way we approach oncology treatment, one patient at a time.

Who we care for

We offer a complete complement of care tailor-made for each patient, with advanced care for rare and common types of cancer, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Urological cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Haepatobiliary cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Endocrine and neuroendocrine cancers

What services we offer

  • Ethos adaptive artificial intelligence (AI) supported radiotherapy*
  • The latest Novalis Tx/Varian Truebeam radiation delivery system**
  • Image-guided radiosurgery for tumour motion monitoring**
  • Respiratory gating (respiration-triggered dose delivery) **
  • Transarterial chemo embolisation
  • Minimally invasive frameless radiosurgery for patient comfort
  • Nutritional information
  • Pain management modalities
  • Cancer screening

* Available in Cape Town at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
** Available in Gauteng at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, in KwaZulu-Natal at Life Hilton Private Hospital, and in the Western Cape at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

Radiotherapy units:

Western Cape

Free State




Chemotherapy units:

Western Cape



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