Tumour stream leadProf Helen O’Connell
Time of ClinicThursday morning and afternoon
Location of ClinicFoostscray Hospital
Prostate Care NursePhone: 0411 853 290 - Cindy Ogluszko
Genito-urinary cancer is a term to describe cancers arising from the urinary tract and male reproductive system. This includes cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, ureter, penis and testis.
Western Health has a team of staff who work together to provide a coordinated service to our patients. These team members have different roles including; treating cancer using a range of methods, assisting patients and their families at all stages of their journey, and providing information.
The team includes:
Surgeons – to manage certain procedures such as biopsies and to remove tumours through surgery.
Medical Oncologists – to treat cancer using medications and chemotherapy.
Radiation Oncologists – to treat cancer using radiation.
Palliative Care Physicians – to provide advice regarding severe symptom management, to work to achieve the best quality of life for the person with a life-limiting illness and to provide support for family and carers.
Prostate Care Nurse – to provide information, support and referral for patients throughout their course of treatment for prostate cancer.
Allied Health staff – to provide additional supports with activities of everyday living.
The Genito-urinary service includes the following clinics: Urology Surgery, Uro-Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. The service is also involved with clinical trials, allowing patients access to the latest research and treatments.
Prof. Helen O’Connell
Mr Dinesh Agarwal
Mr Conrad Bishop
Mr Justin Chee
Ms Janice Cheng
Mr Phillip Dundee
Mr James Huang
Mr Darren Katz
Mr Jason Ooi
Ms Mariolyn Rajakulenthiran
Mr Daniel Steiner
Mr Homayoun Zarger Shostari
Dr Perly Khau
Dr David Campbell
Palliative Care Physicians:
Dr Maria Coperchini
Dr Adrian Dabscheck
Dr Ruwani Mendis
Dr Odette Spruijt
Prostate Cancer Nurse:
Allied Health:A range of allied health professionals work as members of our team to provide additional support to patients. Click here for more information.
Patients will need a referral from their GP or medical practitioner to attend a specialist clinic. Please bring;
copies of any films or disks with images of any scans or tests, and
any medications that you are currently on.
This will help our doctors see what tests you have already had and know how to help you best.
Please click here for information about referring a patient with new or suspected genito-urinary cancer. Referrals should be addressed to either a named Medical Oncologist or Urologist from the list above. Cancers are considered urgent referrals.
Click here to see the Prostate Cancer “What to Expect Guide”. This guide is published by Cancer Council Victoria and describes the optimal care that should be provided at each step of the cancer pathway.
Click here to go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website.
Refer to the Cancer Council Victoria website for more information about different types of cancer.
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