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Clinical Specialties

Breast Cancer

Sydney Adventist Hospital provides extensive diagnostic, medical, surgical and reconstructive services, supportive care and outreach services for our patients with breast cancer.

These are comprehensively outlined in our Breast Surgery booklet which can be downloaded here.

In brief, these services include:

  • Diagnostic Services including Breast Screening (provided at Fox Valley Medical Centre through Breast Screen NSW). X-ray, Ultrasound, Biopsies/needle aspiration, CT and Breast MRI provided by San Radiology.
  • Breast Surgery - including biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, axillary dissection / clearance, sentinel node biopsy and reconstructive surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine services provided by Northern Nuclear Medicine at the San Clinic
  • Chemotherapy in the Poon Day Infusion Centre
  • Medical Oncology Services
  • Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team
  • Radiation Therapy provided by the Sydney Radiation and Oncology Centre
  • Clinical Trials Unit, offering participation in multi centre, national and international clinical trials
  • San Pathology Services
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Physiotherapy provides help with the prevention and treatment of lymphoedema
  • Social Workers can provide information on financial support, prosthesis or social issues
  • Chaplains
  • Our Cancer Support Service is well recognised across Sydney and provides information, education, counselling, support groups, the look good feel better programs, and prosthetics
  • Jacaranda Lodge provides low cost, onsite accommodation for patients and their family from rural and remote areas who require radiation or other medical treatment at SAH
  • Nutritional support through San Nutrition
  • Australasian Research Institute (ARI) - for research and access to clinical trials
  • A Breast Cancer Patient Navigator as your direct contact person for any questions regarding your care and management

Useful Breast Cancer Links

http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-types/breast-cancer/index.html

http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/cancer_inst/patients/

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services