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Gynae-oncology: public patients

Purpose

This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Gynaecology / Oncology services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

Generally GP referrals for suspected gynaecological cancers should be made to a general gynaecologist in the first instance.  Please see our Gynaecology Referral Guidelines.  Any questions about urgent referrals can be made directly to the Gynaecology / Oncology Nurse on 07 3163 2545.

The Gynaecology / Oncology service includes referrals for:

  • Confirmed gynaecological malignancy,
  • Vulval lesions suspicious for dysplasia,
  • Pelvic mass suspicious for malignancy,
  • Advice and management of familial cancers.

 

Referral Criteria

If you are unable to provide all of the following referral information consider referring to General Gynaecology Services. You musrt include all the minimum referral requirements

Uterine Cancer

  • Must have histological diagnosis of cancer
  • Endometrial adenocarcinoma on smear / Hx of PMB – needs HD&C
  • CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis
  • CA125 and routine blood test – FBC and ELFT (other investigations for particular co-morbidities, e.g. thyroid function test)

Cervical Cancer

  • Must have histological diagnosis of cancer
  • SCC on smear – needs cervical Bx or cone Bx
  • CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis
  • Routine blood test - FBC and ELFT (other investigations for particular co-morbidities, e.g. thyroid function test)

Please note: Stage IAI SCC and adenocarcinoma, usually diagnosed by cone Bx, may be treated non-radically in non-cancer centre after discussion with a gynaecological oncologist.  All other cervical cancers are treated at a gynaecological oncology unit.

Vulval and Vaginal Cancer

  • Must have histological diagnosis of cancer
  • CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis
  • Routine blood test - FBC and ELFT (other investigations for particular co-morbidities, e.g. thyroid function test)

Ovarian Cancer

  • CT scan of abdomen and pelvis (optional for chest)
  • CA 125, CA 19.9, CEA
  • Routine blood tests - FBC and ELFT (other investigations for particular co-morbidities, e.g. thyroid function test)
  • If raised CEA ±GIT symptoms – may need colonoscopy
  • If patient under 30 years -  hCG, AFP and LDH
  • If it is a solid lesion -  inhibin

Mater Adult Referral Form

Gynaecology / Oncology referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 2406.

 

Anticipated Waiting Times for Appointments

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority.

Examples only (not a complete list of referrals accepted). This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.

PRIORITY
At present, most category 1 referrals are reviewed at a Monday Tumour Board or Radiology Meeting within 1 – 2 weeks

 

Our Specialists

Assoc. Prof. Lewis Perrin Director of Gynaecology /Oncology
Dr Naven Chetty Gynaecological Oncologist
Dr Alex Crandon Gynaecological Oncologist

 

Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact the Gynaecology / Oncology Nurse on 07 3163 2545 or mobile 0402 013 693

Content reviewed 21/03/16

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