The Cancer Helpline is a unique service available at Royal North Shore that has been operating since 2017.
If you are a patient or carer and have concerns about treatment side-effects, please call the
Cancer Helpline on 1800 965 222.
The Cancer Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30pm (not on public holidays) and is run by an experienced cancer nurse.
Please call us if you have any symptoms listed below or problems that are concerning you.
- Nausea/vomiting not relieved by medications
- New pain or pain not relieved by medications
- A sore mouth/mouth ulcers
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Urinary problems
- Skin rash
- Feeling generally unwell
Nurse practitioner symptom urgent review clinic (SURC clinic)
There is a symptom clinic available for patients within the NSCC run by a medical oncology Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner is able to assess, diagnose and manage symptoms from cancer related treatments and problems. You may be referred to see the nurse practitioner from the Cancer Helpline.
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