The Northern Sydney Local Health District Familial Cancer services provide genetic counselling, cancer risk assessment, medical advice and, where appropriate, genetic testing, to individuals and their families who may be at increased risk of developing cancer because of their family history.

We also run a specialty combined familial-endocrine genetic testing and management clinic with the Royal North Shore endocrinology team for individuals carrying susceptibilities to endocrine tumours.

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Eligibility

  • Any individual with a personal or family history of cancer/ associated tumours.
  • We can provide advice to doctors or individuals on appropriate referrals. Please call the Genetic Counsellor on 02 9463 1554.

Referral

A valid medical referral is required and should be addressed to Dr Michael Field. The referral should record whether genetic testing has already taken place in the family. All referrals and any supporting documentation should be sent to:

Fax: 02 94631057
Email: NSLHD-Familycancer@health.nsw.gov.au
Post: Familial Cancer Service, Department of Clinical Genetics, ASB Level 3E, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065

Once received the referral will be triaged and the referred patient will be contacted by phone or letter.

The service can provide advice to families, specialists and multidisciplinary teams on appropriate referrals. Please call the genetic counsellor on 02 9463 1554.

Prior to an appointment being arranged, the referred individual will be asked to provide a detailed family history and some cancers may need to be confirmed. 

Urgent cases

If the matter is urgent, or the patient needs to be seen urgently for treatment based decisions, please discuss the case with the Genetic Counsellor on 02 9463 1554.

Other Information

Appointments with a clinical geneticist are bulk billed. Any related charges will be discussed with patients prior to treatment.

Quick links

http://www.genetics.edu.au

http://www.eviQ.org.au

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Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Level 1, Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd
St Leonards, NSW 2065

Finding Us: The Familial Cancer Clinic is located in the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, which is on Level 1, Royal North Shore Hospital. When entering the hospital's main entrance via Reserve Road, take the Orange Lifts (or stairs) in the hospital's main foyer on Level 3. Go down two floors to Level 1 and follow the signs to the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre where you can check in at reception.

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Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5pm

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Ph: 02 94631554
Fax: 02 94631057
Email: NSLHD-Familycancer@health.nsw.gov.au
Post: Familial Cancer Service, Department of Clinical Genetics, ASB Level 3E, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065