These changes can affect the person who has cancer, their carer and their family. Often, there are sudden changes in a person’s circumstances, making it more difficult for them to cope. There are also lots of practical difficulties that can arise. Family members and carers are often under lots of pressure and may feel they have no one to turn to for support, advice or even just clear information.
The social worker in gynaecological cancer and clinical psychologist are available to see all gynaecological cancer patients and their family members and or carers. To book an appointment with the clinical psychologist you can call the clinic on 8890-8530.
Patients are seen in clinics of the Crown Princess Cancer Centre. If you need an appointment please call 8890-5555.
A free and confidential interpreter service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ask the staff to arrange an interpreter for you. Auslan interpreters are also available.
A clinical psychologist has specialised training in helping people overcome psychological difficulties, and can help you cope better, learn ways to relax, communicate better and deal with some of the common issues that present during and after your cancer treatment.
Patients and carers can learn how to manage stress with Present Moment Awareness. You can find out more about the free 4-week beginners course here.
This is a group for women living with gynaecological cancer. This peer support environment offers women a chance to meet and share their feelings and concerns. You can view the Westmead Hospital Gynaecological Cancer Support Group calendar here.
All members of staff involved in your care have access to the notes and records that are kept about your contact with us. They will be aware of any difficulties you are having, without you having to repeat the story. At the same time information placed on file is limited and is summarised. The team is mindful of confidentiality. Your GP is also very important in your care. Just like other staff at the cancer centre, we may send information to your GP about your contact with us if it is relevant.