Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko Bsc MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACGP
Dr Elysia is a specialist General Practitioner/Family Physician who has past professional and personal oncology experience. Prior to specialist GP training, and after internship, Dr Elysia worked as a resident hospital doctor inclusive of a variety of oncology related areas - haematology, medical oncology, melanoma/surgical oncology and radiation oncology. She spent 2.5 years in specialist radiation oncology training but decided to change direction and prior to entering GP training, worked as a community palliative care registrar and as a senior resident in paediatrics.
Dr Elysia continues to enjoy her general medical work covering all ages, genders and medical conditions, including preventative health and wellness, however has a special interest and passion in Cancer Survivorship both in adults and in children. She is currently involved in this growing field both clinically and in a research capacity. She believes there is a growing need for community health professional involvement to support those who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis and to work cohesively alongside the hospital oncology treatment teams, providing patients and their families with optimal holistic care.