Breast cancer treatment and support

Being a breast cancer patient with us means that we will focus on you. We supply enhanced care and focus on all aspects of your health and wellbeing

Cancer Education

We place you at the centre of our work. Your specialist will find out where your cancer started (what type of cell) and what type of cancer it is. Breast cancer can happen in any area of the breast, but the most common start is in either the milk ducts or the lobes. There are distinct types of breast cancer and related diseases. Our breast cancer treatment and support for each is unique. These cancers and related diseases can be either: 

  • Pre-invasive - meaning the abnormal cells are still within the lobule or milk duct 

  • Invasive - meaning they have grown past the lobules or milk ducts into nearby breast tissue. It may spread into the lymph nodes, which are drain/filtering systems. These tend to be in the armpit that is closest to the breast with cancer

Invasive breast cancers can be further grouped into two different types. They can be either: 

  • Early breast cancer – meaning we find it within the breast and closest lymph nodes

  • Advanced breast cancer – meaning it has spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones and liver. This is also known as metastatic or secondary cancer

Enhancing your care 

We supply the most up-to-date tests and treatment for breast cancers. Our breast cancer specialists will work with you. They will assess your condition and plan and deliver the most effective treatment. 

We will customise your plan to treat your specific breast cancer and the needs most important to you. 

Find out about our Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and Shared Care

Breast cancer support 

We focus on all aspects of your health and wellbeing. Our breast experts will help support and guide you to the best information and managed care. 

Our specialist nurses can refer you to our: 

Living with breast cancer 

We know how hard cancer and treatment can be. It may disrupt and change your lifestyle and that of your loved ones. During this time, it is common to struggle with ongoing concerns about cancer and therapy. There are many expert groups available. They can supply more information and support you through this time, including: 

Patient and carer breast cancer treatment and support resources 

More information is available about breast cancer, treatment and patient and carer support. Download these resources: 

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