Clinic nameBreast Cancer Service
Head of Unit

Ms Meron Pitcher
Dr Catherine Oakman

Clinicians Breast Surgeons
Ms Meron Pitcher
Mr Alvin Cham
Mr Anthony Hyett
Ms Joanne Chionh
Mr Robert Tasevski
Ms Sophie Nightingale​​
Medical Oncologists
Dr Catherine Oakman
Dr David Campbell
Dr Sally Greenberg
Dr Shirley Wong
Dr Ruwani Mendis
Dr Caitlin Murphy
Dr Cuong Do​​
Radiation Oncologists
Dr Phillip Tran
Dr Mario Guerrrieri
Dr Keelan Byrne​​
Plastic Surgeons
Mr Damien Grinsell
Ms Natalie Ngan
Mr Cheng Lo
Ms Beryl Tan​​
Palliative Care Physicians
Dr Maria Coperchini
Dr Adrian Dabscheck
Dr Ruwani Mendis​
Breast Care Nurses
Melanie Fisher
Sara Jorgensen​​
Clinic Description
 

Western Health runs a multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Service which is actively involved in clinical trials. We have a specialist team of Breast Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Palliative Care Physicians, Breast Care Nurses and Pathologists working together to provide an integrated and comprehensive service.
Breast Multi-disciplinary Meeting (MDM) is held weekly at Sunshine Hospital for case discussion and treatment planning.

Inclusion criteriaAny patient with symptoms indicating a suspicion of breast cancer.
Exclusion criteriaPatients with other (non-cancer like) breast symptoms may be appropriate for the breast surgical clinic. Refer to guidelines below.
Minimum investigations/clinical information required for triage
 

Where there is a suspicion of a new cancer, refer to
Breast Cancer Referral Guidelines.

For referrals to the Breast Surgical clinic, please consult the
Breast Surgical Guidelines.

How to refer

General information about how to refer to Western Health Adult Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

Additional information about referral processes specific to
Cancer Services at Western Health.

Contact for Urgent Referrals

Breast Surgical Registrar OR Oncology Registrar:
Phone: 03 8345 6666 (via switch)

Other contact 

For general enquiries:
Phone: 03 8345 6490, Fax: 03 8345 6856
For clinical enquiries, contact Breast Care Nurse: 03 8345 6896

Clinic Location
 

Sunshine Hospital
Adult Specialist Clinics
176 Furlong Road
St Albans, 3021

Billing

MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to a named clinician.

Last updated

11-10-2017