Treating blood cancer

Treating blood cancers may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. A treating haematologist will support you if you're receiving treatment for blood cancer. They will: 

  • Coordinate your treatment plan 
  • Discuss your treatment options 
  • Explain your treatment to you

You may receive care from a range of different experts. Your multidisciplinary team may consist of: 

  • Haematologists 
  • Radiation oncologists 
  • Surgical oncologists 
  • Medical oncologists 
  • Specialist nurse coordinators or practitioners 
  • Other doctors who are undertaking specialist training in haematology 
  • Specialist treatment nurses 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Allied health professionals such as dietitians, physiotherapists, social workers, clinical psychologists 
  • Other support services

Nurse-led services available within our Haematology Service include: 

  • Nurse-led follow up for patients with skin lymphoma 
  • Patients post autograft 
  • Post allogeneic bone marrow transplant

Specialist haematology nurses are also part of the Late Effects Service. They take part in the follow up and management of patients. 

Your treating team will discuss your case. This will ensure you receive the best care and treatment plan. 

As a tertiary training institution, education is one of our primary focuses. You will meet health professionals training at various stages of education. They will deliver your care under the direct supervision of senior specialist staff. 

Your treating team will provide you with any treatment information and specific advice. Please ask your team any questions or tell them if you have concerns about your treatment.

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