Health conditions

Urological cancer support

Over 2600 people are diagnosed with urological cancer in Western Australia each year.

Urological cancer includes cancer of the:

  • prostate
  • kidney
  • testicle
  • penis
  • bladder
  • urinary tract.

Following diagnosis, a patient may undergo further staging examinations and receive multiple treatments including:

  • surgery
  • radiation therapy
  • chemotherapy.

The course of treatment will involve seeing specialists in a variety of settings over varying periods of time.

Helping you along your cancer journey

The Urology Cancer Nurse Coordination Service is a free statewide service available to persons with a diagnosis of urological cancer in WA.

Specialist urology cancer nurses are available to:

  • provide and explain information on your diagnosis and treatment
  • liaise and link with other services within the treating hospital and the wider community
  • coordinate your care and appointments
  • act as a central point of contact.

This service is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The specialist urology cancer nurse can be contacted on 9222 0202.

More information

  • Cancer Council WA Helpline
    Phone: 13 11 20
    Provides counselling, complementary therapies, support groups and financial assistance.
  • WA Psycho-Oncology Service
    Phone: 9382 7480
    A clinical psychology service that offers confidential, free counselling to patients and families living with cancer.
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    Phone 9381 7444 or 1800 220 099 (free call from land line only)
    Provides patient information resources and support groups for people with prostate cancer.
  • Continence Advisory Service
    Phone: 9386 9777 or 1800 814 925 (free call from land line only)
    Provides education, advice and information on bladder and bowel health issues.
  • WA Ostomy Association
    Phone: 9272 1833
    Provides supplies for people with stomas. For information and advice please contact the stomal therapy department at your treating hospital.
  • Solaris Care
    Phone: 9346 7630
    Provides counselling and complementary therapies for cancer patients and their families.

Acknowledgements

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network


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