Breast cancer treatment near Symonston

A person with a suspected or diagnosed breast cancer should:

  •  have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

There are a number of recommended hospitals for breast cancer surgery. Ideally, people with breast cancer should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer involves a team of specialists. Initial referral should be to a breast surgeon.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatments for breast cancer may include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or targeted therapy. Many people with breast cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Surgery for breast cancer

Hospitals that have a specialist breast cancer centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Symonston ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Symonston ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with breast cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be arranged by the general practitioner (GP) and may include:

  • physical examination
  • mammogram
  • ultrasound. 

  • Initial tests should be performed within two weeks of seeing the GP.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of diagnosis or suspicion of cancer.

More information about the breast cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:


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