Our specialised Breast Care Nurse provides women and their families with information and emotional support throughout breast cancer treatment and beyond.
Role of the breast care nurse The Breast Care Nurse will provide support and education, and coordinate your care from diagnosis, through treatment and follow-up care. This also includes women who are experiencing benign breast issues.
The Breast Care Nurse will:
- explain and discuss your treatment and potential side effects
- listen to your concerns, support you and answer your questions
- give you information on treatment for breast cancer
- explain what happens during your stay in hospital
- visit you during your hospital stay
- help look after your wound after your operation
- give you information on breast prostheses and breast reconstruction
- refer you to other services if needed
- act as a link with all members of the treatment team.
She works to ensure women living with breast cancer are more aware of the support services available in the hospital and community.
A Breast Care Nurse is a member of a multidisciplinary team caring for women with breast cancer or other breast conditions. Other members of the team include surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and oncology nurses.
Our Breast Care Nurse, Bronwyn King, is available for appointments and phone support. Ms King is a specialist in her field and has more than 20 years’ nursing experience.
CNC Breast Care Services are located in Entrance 2, Level 2 of the hospital and can be contacted on tel: 07 4690 4183.