“I have been referred to the King Edward Memorial Hospital Gynaecologic Cancer Service…what does that mean?”
The most important thing is try not to panic. You are in expert hands.
The team at King Edward Memorial Hospital will take great care of you. The information below will walk you through what happens next.
You may be referred to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) because of symptoms that need to be checked by a specialist doctor, you may need very specialised surgical assessment and care, or because you have already been diagnosed with a gynaecologic cancer and need treatment.
The Gynaecologic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team will assist and care for you throughout your assessment and if necessary, through your cancer journey. Our team may organise some additional tests (blood tests, specialised x-rays, CT scans or other tests) before your clinic appointment to help the doctors with your management.
The clinic can be found in the West Wing of KEMH. The West Wing Clinic is down the corridor on your left of A Block, as soon as you enter the main entrance of KEMH. See map of King Edward Memorial Hospital (PDF).
“I have been diagnosed with cancer…what happens next?”
Newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families often face a lot of challenges in finding their way around the health care system. This may leave patients and their families feeling fearful, anxious and confused. This is normal, but the Gynaecologic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team at KEMH is there to assist you and provide you with the best care available.