Overview

One in eight Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Now is the time to stop and check.

More than 50% of cancers are discovered by self or clinical checks. Early detection saves lives.

The earlier a cancer is discovered, the greater the chances of successful treatment.

Book a breast clinic appointment at Epworth Cliveden, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Geelong or Epworth Richmond today.

Resources

Referring to Breast Services

 Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

No GP referral is required for the Epworth Freemasons Breast Clinic.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

Our specialists

Meet our specialists

All our clinicians are here to work with you and achieve the best outcome.

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Breast services at Epworth Cliveden

 We provide a full range of integrated breast care services for both benign and malignant disease, including:

  • After care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Reconstruction
  • Screening
  • Surgery

All treatment programmes are individually tailored to suit patient needs. Members of our experienced specialist breast care team work closely together to ensure ultimate peace of mind and minimum delays. Patients can have a full assessment with radiology and pathology, eliminating the uncertainty of waiting. 

We are not just a diagnostic service. We bring together breast surgeons with an associated multidisciplinary team of:

  • Breast oncology nurse counsellors, providing social/psychologist support
  • Oncologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Plastic surgeons

Regular multidisciplinary team meetings evaluate results and plan for your management, including psychologist support.

 

Breast services at Epworth Eastern

Epworth Eastern onsite facilities include:

  • Diagnostic Radiology is provided via MIA who offer the following testing: 4D ultrasound, breast ultrasound, general x-ray, interventional procedures, mammography MRI, nuclear medicine and PET
  • Epworth Eastern comprehensive oncology services
  • Epworth Eastern theatre complex
  • Experienced oncology staff, including a breast care nurse
  • Palliative care services
  • Peter Mac radiation oncology services

Epworth Eastern provides access to:

  • Breast diagnostic facilities
  • Breast surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

We provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of suspected or confirmed breast cancers.

Epworth Eastern's specialist breast surgeons work alongside our highly-skilled multidisciplinary team of:

  • Breast care nurses
  • Medical oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Common benign breast problems

Read about some common benign breast problems to watch our for.

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Breast Friends support group

Breast Friends support group

Breast Friends is a support group open to all women under 45 years of age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast services at Epworth Geelong

Breast surgery

Breast surgery at Epworth Geelong is a specialist facility providing rapid access and integrated patient-centred care.

A dedicated multidisciplinary team delivers on-site breast diagnostic and treatment modalities under the one roof.

Services and conditions treated

  • Breast chemotherapy
  • Breast radiotherapy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Diagnosis of malignant and benign breast conditions
  • Rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery

Breast services at Epworth Richmond

Breast diagnostic and treatment procedures available on-site include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

Our specialist breast surgeons provide a comprehensive service for investigation and management of all benign and malignant breast conditions, including sentinel node biopsy and breast reconstruction.

We care for breast cancer patients through all stages of the patient journey, from initial consultation through diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and rehabilitation.

About our service

The Breast Service at Epworth Richmond offers:

  • Access to a Breast Care nurse at the initial visit and throughout the entire patient journey
  • Advice, screening and surveillance for women with an increased risk of developing breast cancer (e.g. family history)
  • Evaluation of all symptomatic breast problems in both men and women, with rapid access to a specialist breast surgeon with an emphasis on accurate and timely diagnosis
  • Expert second opinions
  • Immediate access to a full diagnostic work up including breast imaging (mammography/ultrasound) and pathology (fine needle aspiration/core biopsy) as required, with rapid provision of results
  • Medical and Radiation Oncology services for both consultation and treatment, with both chemotherapy and radiotherapy administered on site
  • On site specialist breast plastic surgical service for immediate or delayed breast reconstruction
  • Post hospital discharge support arranged by our breast care nurse
  • Provision of a full range of all treatment modalities, with care delivered by a multidisciplinary team in accordance with agreed clinical guidelines, emphasising compliance with evidence-based practice. We aim to provide an integrated approach to breast care in which medical and allied health professionals consider all relevant treatment options and, together with the patient, collaboratively develop an individual treatment plan for each patient through our regularly held multidisciplinary meetings
  • Surgical management of benign breast conditions and breast cancer (symptomatic and screen detected) with access to the full range of breast surgical services, including sentinel node biopsy and breast reconstruction

Available programme and support

Programme and support

Breast awareness

It is important for women to become familiar with the normal look, feel and shape of their breasts so they will notice any abnormal changes.

Programme and support

Common benign breast problems

Read about some common benign breast problems to watch our for.

Programme and support

Family history of breast cancer

A family history of breast cancer is defined as one or more close relatives having had breast cancer at some stage of their lives.

Programme and support

Investigations

Read about possible investigations.

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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