We’re here to help.
If you’ve been diagnosed with early or metastatic breast cancer a McGrath Breast Care Nurse can help by providing support to you and your family.
Our nurses are available for free – there’s no cost involved and nothing to claim back. You don’t need a referral. Simply find a nurse near you and give them a call.
Let one of our nurses help you through your breast cancer experience. The earlier you connect with a McGrath Breast Care Nurse, the greater the impact they can have.
McGrath Breast Care Nurses are here to help you every step of the way
A breast cancer diagnosis can be a confusing and difficult time. It can lead to other stresses in your life. Our nurses recognise that you don’t just need help with cancer treatment, but at times, you may need support for the way breast cancer impacts the rest of your life. A McGrath Breast Care Nurse provides support so that you can find time to be yourself again. Some families call it “cancer-free time”.
Below are some of the ways our Nurses can support you.
Continuity of care
A McGrath Breast Care Nurse provides a consistent contact for you and your family right throughout your complex treatment and beyond.
Our nurses can support with clinical care before, during and after surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Our nurses can be a source of emotional support, to listen and answer any questions you or your family might have been unable to ask your medical team.
Your care is led by a team of experts who work together to ensure you get the best treatment. A McGrath Breast Care Nurse can work as your voice in these settings to make sure your care is focused around you and not just the disease.
Information and advice
There is a lot of information available about breast cancer both reliable and unreliable. Your McGrath Breast Care Nurse can help guide you through this information to help you understand and reduce your worry.
The care and support of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse isn’t limited to people with breast cancer. Often a breast cancer diagnosis is very difficult on your partner or family. Without the right support it can be just as confusing for them.
All our nurses can support people with metastatic breast cancer and their families. They understand the challenges of the diagnosis and the complexities of different treatment options and the potential side effects. Our nurses provide personalised support, recognising that quality of life is especially important.
“Jenny is still listening and is always there, giving me practical, medical advice and emotional support to help me through. As part of the marvellous medical team who have supported me and my family, my McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Jenny has been there – keeping us together – in more ways than one.”
Breast Care Telephone Support Nurse
Pip Bell & Sally Haley
Anyone experiencing breast cancer seeking support can reach out to the free McGrath Breast Care Nurse Telephone Support Line. The line is open Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm AEST. Pip works Monday to Friday each week. Sally works Thursdays and Fridays each week. You can also leave a message and they’ll get back to you.