My Care - Understanding Multidisciplinary Care

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Mez_BCNA
Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 920
edited November 2022 in Community news and events

Hi members,

During October for breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCNA will shine a light on optimal breast cancer care. The aim is to raise awareness in the community, the health sector and amongst the BCNA network about what optimal care means. 

I know not all of you are on other social platforms so I thought this would be a good idea to share the key October social media posts through the online network that relate to the theme of 'understanding my care'.

The first of the five key areas of the Optimal care pathways for people with breast cancer is:

'Multidisciplinary Care'

The management and treatment of breast cancer is complex and should involve several specialists in a multidisciplinary team (Refer to the My Journey article Multidisciplinary
care for early breast cancer
)

You should be offered all relevant treatment options with an individual treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
This is particularly important if you are living with metastatic breast cancer given it can affect the whole body, treatment is life-long, and there are many treatment pathways.

Multidisciplinary care creates opportunities for open, honest and regular communication and is the foundation of good treatment and care.

If you would like more information about multidisciplinary care or the optimal care pathway, you can call BCNA's Helpline on 1800 500 258 between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST Monday to Friday or visit our website at https://bit.ly/BCNA_BCAM_

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  • Locksley
    Locksley Member Posts: 946
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    @Mez_BCNA thankyou for information. 
  • Julez1958
    Julez1958 Member Posts: 1,159
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    Hi @Mez_BCNA
    This is good info.
    i had my treatment in the private system in Sydney and found out quite late about the multi disciplinary team thing.
    i understand it’s in the public system too.
    I really liked the idea that a number of different  specialists  discussed my case and came up with a tailored solution .
  • Keeping_positive1
    Keeping_positive1 Member Posts: 555
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    I understand that it is standard procedure in the public hospital system for Multidisciplinary team meetings to take place to discuss the course of treatment for cancer patients.