- The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a traumatic and emotionally distressing time for every individual and their family. We understand breast cancer can have an impact on your personal and professional life and leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed.
Breast Care Nurses are specially trained to identify and meet your needs after the diagnosis of breast cancer and during the course of treatment. Breast Care Nurses work as part of the multidisciplinary team involved in your care and aim to provide you with optimal health care and services. We also provide you information (verbal & written) that you may need relating to your disease or treatment.
Col Deguchi – specialist breast nurse at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.
We recognize that you may have many concerns and questions about the impact breast cancer and treatments may have on your life. These may include such issues as:
- Clarifying information
- Impact on family and friends
- Treatment side effects and benefits of treatments
- Dealing with your emotions such as sadness, grief, anger, and anxiety
- Access to temporary and permanent breast prostheses
- Sexuality and body image
- Cultural and Spiritual needs
- Communication to your loved ones
- Relaxation methods
- Community Supports available to you and your family
Your Breast Care Nurse is a vital link to ensure that you will receive the right service assisting you on the recovery road from breast cancer. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org