Monash Breast Services provides a full range of care for all types of breast disease. Assessment of symptoms, diagnosis and management of breast cancer and pre-cancerous disease is the focus of the service as well as being actively involved in many research programs.
Monash Breast Services provides a coordinated service from point of diagnosis to post treatment and follow-up with the patients GP. The service is a multidisciplinary approach to provide a high quality, integrated service to breast cancer patients. Treatment is discussed with the multidisciplinary team and a treatment plan is developed according to the specific needs of the patient.
The team includes:
- Breast Surgeon Team
- Medical Oncologists
- Cancer Genetic Specialists
- General Practitioners
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Radiation Oncologists
- Allied Health
- Lymphoedema Service
- Breast Care Nurses
- Oncology Research/Clinical Trials
General Practitioners – Breast Cancer Shared Care information
How do I Access the Services provided?
If you have been advised or an abnormal mammogram or ultrasound and wish to be treated with the Monash Breast Services team, a referral will be required from your GP and an appointment will be organised for you to see one of the Breast Surgeons to determine the next steps.
GP and specialist referrals are accepted for this service. Referrals should include:
- Relevant clinical history for the patient
- The reason for referral
- Patient’s details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
- Your provider number
- The name of consultant (for Medicare clinics)
To refer a patient, fax your referral to:
1. Monash Health
Outpatient appointment referrals are coordinated though a centralised model known as “Monash Specialist Consulting (Outpatients)”:
T:1300 3iCARE / 1300 342 273 F: 959 iCARE / 9594 2273
2. Monash BreastScreen
Monash BreastScreen provides free mammographic screening to women aged 40 years and over without breast symptoms or breast problems.
Monash BreastScreen provides screening, counselling and support, and information to women who are 40 years and over. The program is especially targeted to women aged 50 to 69.
Monash BreastScreen operates screening services at the following sites:
- Moorabbin (bookings available on Saturdays)
- Waverley (bookings available on Saturdays)
BreastScreen is free and no referral is required.
You can either Book Online or call 13 20 50
BreastScreen Assessment Clinic: Moorabbin Hospital 823-865 Centre Road, East Bentleigh
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 0800 – 1700
T: 9928 8760 / 8761 F: 9928 8735
Melway: Map 77 Ref K1
3. The Lorna Sisely Monash Breast Service (212) are located at:
212 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168
Letters of referral for private consultation are accepted on letterhead, signed by a general practitioner or specialist with referring doctor provider number details.
Referrals can be: Emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faxed to: 03 9540 0327
Once processed, the patient will receive a letter of appointment with details of the:
4. Elective Surgery Services (ESS) – Monash Health Surgical Waitlist
(Formerly known as Surgical Booking Centre)
The Breast Unit in conjunction with the ESS team manage the surgical waiting list for all breast patients awaiting surgery at Monash Health. All patients prioritised as a category 1 (ready for care) are treated within the target of 30 days as per the Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines.
If you have been placed on the waiting list for Surgery please contact ESS on 1800 786 188 to enquire about your status. For more information please check here.