Diagnosis, Treatment & Support

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we offer highly specialised services including treatment, care and support to those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Our team includes Breast Care Nurses, Oncology Nurses, Radiologists, Sonographers, Radiographers, Pathologists, Breast Physicians, Breast Surgeons, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Dietitians and Physiotherapists.

Our Breast Care Nurses are equipped with specialist training and qualifications in breast care. They are dedicated to offering you emotional and practical support throughout your entire breast cancer journey.

Understanding your diagnosis and treatment plan

Breast cancer is a challenging illness. Your treatment plan may involve more than one treatment option, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Our Breast Physicians and Breast Care Nurses will provide you with every level of support and information you need.

We want to ensure you and your loved ones understand your diagnosis, so you can make informed decisions and have the best positive health outcome.

Support

Our Breast Care Nurses will provide you information about breast cancer and support you by providing expert care. Their role is to support you through every step from the time of your diagnosis and throughout your treatment.

Our Breast Care Nurses provide support by:

  • Discussing your treatment plan with you
  • Listening to any concerns and answering any questions you or your family may have
  • Helping coordinate your treatment plan
  • Discussing potential side effects with you
  • Sharing information about what to expect throughout your treatment period
  • Referring you to other hospital and community services as required to ensure you are aware of what is available to you.

Wellness & Support Programs

We have wellness and support programs specifically designed to support your health and wellbeing both during and after your breast cancer treatment. These programs include one-on-one support and group support.

Our Breast Care Nurses, Spiritual Care Practitioners, Counsellors and Psychologists provide one-on-one support.

Group support programs and workshops include Tai Chi, patient-led support groups and Look Good Feel Better workshops.