The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) can offer you a consultation with a team specialising in post-cancer care to help you work through the challenges you may be facing after cancer treatment.
Your visit will be divided into two parts. The first part of the assessment comprises a series of questionnaires about your symptoms and your level of function - these will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. We are currently working towards an online system whereby these questionnaires can be completed by you before your visit.
Completion of the questionnaires is followed by a consultation with a doctor specialising in cancer survivorship. This consultation will take about 45-60 minutes. During this consultation, we will work with you to identify the main issues affecting you now and any that you may be at risk of in the future. If significant issues are identified we will make some recommendations to help you. Together we will develop an individualised Cancer Treatment Summary and Survivorship Plan to provide you with a record of your cancer and the treatment you had, plus our recommendations for optimising your future health.
After your visit, a copy of the Survivorship Plan will be sent to you and to any health care professionals you nominate. Your referring doctor will also be sent a letter which will summarise the issues we discuss during your visit.
The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Consultations with survivors like you take place at the UNSW NCCS Clinic located at 32 Botany Street, Randwck.
Lifestyle therapies such as exercise have multiple benefits for people affected by cancer. When prescribing exercise therapies however, the impact of specific types of cancer and treatment, as well as after-effects need to be carefully considered.
Our unique services are provided by exercise physiologists (EPs), combining the best expertise and advice, information and motivational strategies to ensure you achieve the best outcomes with the highest level of care. We can design home-based exercise programs, or you can exercise in our fully-equipped Strength Clinic under the supervision of our EPs.
We treat people at different stages of the cancer experience, namely:
After treatment (cancer recovery)
During treatment (adjuvant therapy)
- Advanced cancer
Our services are all Medicare refunded and participation in research studies will be at no cost to you. Please notify our staff if you are not eligible for Medicare.
A free interpreter service is available upon request.
Sometimes, as a survivor, it is hard to know where to turn for help with these issues, and many struggle alone as they attempt to return to ‘life as usual’ after cancer. Please remember the NCCS is here to help.
To make an appointment please call 02 9385 1390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.