Breast Care Nurse
Breast cancer patients receiving treatment at Greenslopes Private Hospital have access to personalised, individually tailored care through our Breast Care Nurse service.
The Breast Care Nurse provides a wide range of emotional support and information to patients and their families.
What is a Breast Care Nurse?
A breast care nurse is a registered nurse with a special interest in breast disease who has undergone specific training.
The Breast Care Nurse can:
- Provide additional information about treatment, surgery and recovery
- Provide emotional support
- Provide a link to community services
- Provide a link to allied health services
- Explain medical terms
- Discuss surgical procedures
- Provide information about prosthesis and bra fittings
- Help understand side effects of systemic breast cancer treatments such as hair loss and premature menopause
1. How do I arrange a visit with a Breast Care Nurse?
You can ask the nurses or your doctor to contact the Breast Care Nurse for you. If you are not in hospital you can still arrange to speak to the Breast Care Nurse by:
The Breast Care Nurse works variable hours Monday to Friday and will contact you at the earliest possible opportunity.
2. Will the Breast Care Nurse support members of my family?
Yes, with your permission we are happy to support members of your family. Whilst the particular details of your treatment are private and confidential, the Breast Care Nurse is always available to explain information and provide resources to family members.
3. Will the Breast Care Nurse be in theatre?
A visit by the Breast Care Nurse can usually be arranged before theatre or in the preoperative lounge. On most occasions the nurse will visit on the day of surgery once you have returned to the ward.
4. Who are the Breast & Endocrine Surgeons at Greenslopes Private Hospital?
Our dedicated Breast & Endocrine surgeons regularly attending Greenslopes Private Hospital and work closely with the Breast Care Nurse.
Click here for more details about these specialists.