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Gynaecologic Cancer Service

Cancer Nurse Coordinator Services

Picture of a nurse attending to a patient in hospitalThe Cancer and Palliative Care Network has established a free state-wide service for people affected by cancer, providing support, information and links to patient services through the Cancer Nurse Coordination Service.

Metropolitan area

Cancer Nurse Coordinators (CNCs) are highly experienced, specially trained nurses who will help coordinate your care. There are two metropolitan gynaecologic CNCs in WA, as well as rural CNCs in each region that provide support for all cancer patients in their area.

CNCs will help you by:

  • providing and explaining information on your diagnosis and treatment
  • liaising with your treating hospital and other services
  • assisting you through the health care system and finding the best services to help you and your family
  • acting as a central point of contact
  • coordinating your appointments

Gynaecologic CNC contact - phone 9222 0202

Rural services

Map of Western Australia split into regions with a landscape picture recognisable to each regionThe Rural CNCs help coordinate the care between local and metropolitan services to ensure you have supported access to treatment options.

As many women with a gynaecologic cancer will need to travel to Perth for their treatment, the Rural CNC from your region will be the person who helps make arrangements. Rural patients benefit from a coordinated approach between the rural and metro CNCs. For example, rural patients can receive assistance in accessing transport and accommodation in Perth while receiving treatment.

For more information see Cancer and Palliative Care Network.

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