Seeing a Doctor
The first time you see a specialist doctor you will need a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or another specialist.
The Concord Cancer Centre has a comprehensive range of cancer specialists with dedicated tumour programs for:
- Upper gastro-intestinal (including stomach and oesophagus, pancreas, bile duct, and liver)
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal (including bowel, colon, rectal and anal cancers)
- Haematological (including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloid leukaemia, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
- Lung (Thoracic)
View a list of our doctors here
Specialist Palliative care services are also provided.
Cancer care is managed in a collaborative and multidisciplinary way. It is tailored to each individual with the patient and their families being given consistent and quality information to help make decisions.
We are committed to:
- Ensuring our patients have timely access to any tests needed and that the test results are made available in an agreed time frame.
- Assisting patients to understand their diagnosis
- Supporting patients to understand their treatment, have trust in their medical team and have access to honest information about treatment options
Specialist Clinics and Outpatients
For most patients, your first appointment will be at an outpatient department/clinic or a doctor's private rooms. At the clinics, you may meet a range of health care professionals, including medical specialists and nurses.
Costs may vary depending on where you see a doctor (for example, in their rooms, Outpatients, as a public or private patient). If you hold a Medicare card, generally visits to an Outpatient clinic incur no costs. However if you visit a doctor in their private rooms, charges may apply. Ask when you make the booking or appointment if any costs will apply.
Outpatient facilities are mainly located at Ground East of Concord Hospital. If you need any assistance, please ask at the front enquiry desk in the main building of the Hospital.
Services provided within Sydney Local Health District
Concord Repatriation General Hospital is a tertiary hospital affiliated with a number of universities and is located on one of the largest campuses in Sydney. Concord Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are networked together under Sydney Local Health District.
On occasion patients of one hospital use services at the other hospital. The hospitals' networked relationship ensures seamless service and one comprehensive medical record during the course of treatment.
The Health District has one of the largest concentrations of cancer specialists in NSW with a number nationally and internationally renowned for their work in a variety of areas including clinical cancer research.