You have just seen your GP and have been advised to make an appointment with a breast oncology surgeon. You have a diagnosis of breast cancer or you have been told that you have a suspicious lump. Making that initial phone call can be difficult as you are feeling overwhelmed, but you need to feel assured that my team is here to help you by listening to your needs and helping to put you at ease at this time.
You will need to bring with you your GP referral as well as any X-ray films or scans that have been already taken as well as any biopsy results. On occasions, your GP may have already faxed or emailed through the referral so don’t worry if you don’t have it. On the telephone we will ask you some basic questions to book you into our clinic, and we may ask why you would like to come and see us so that we can establish the urgency of the appointment.
Once the appointment is booked, it is a good idea to write down any questions that you have so that you can find out as much information as you need when you attend. Feel free to either come by yourself, with a family member or a friend (or both). That decision is purely up to you, whatever makes you feel more at ease.
At the first appointment you will personally meet with A/Prof Warrier who will go through your symptoms and work out what we need to do to assist you
My caring team is here to help and we look forward to hearing from you