Cancer Support

What is a Cancer Resource Nurse?

A Cancer Resource Nurse is a registered nurse who has undertaken additional education in supportive cancer care and    specialises in supporting people affected by cancer in their local community.

A Cancer Resource Nurse can provide:

  • Support
  • Information
  • Links to community and specialist cancer services

How can the Cancer Resource Nurse Help?

  • Support those affected by cancer at diagnosis, during and after active  treatment in navigating the individual’s health and emotional needs.
  • Assist those affected by cancer to manage their diagnosis and treatment and arrange referrals if required.
  • Provide information and contacts for  cancer services: locally, regionally and state-wide as necessary.
  • Communicate on behalf of clients with their doctors and other health care    providers to ensure their health needs are met.
  • Facilitate cancer education for patients, community groups and health professionals.

What Cancer Resource Nurses don't’ do:

  • Administer chemotherapy or provide  specific treatment advice
  • Interpret and advise clients of diagnostic results or make treatment recommendations
  • Provide direct clinical services

How do I contact the Cancer Nurse?

The Cancer Resource Nurse can be contacted directly by people with a cancer  diagnosis, family members and care givers.

Health Care Professionals are also able to refer clients to the Cancer Resource Nurse.

 

Cath McDonald

Tel: 5585 9845, Mob: 0428 881 762   

Email: cathm@edmh.org.au

 

Adrienne Caldow 

Tel 5585 9888

Email adriennec@edmh.org.au