Pancare Telehealth Support Services – Book your call today.
Our Telehealth Nurse and Patient & Carer Support team are dedicated to providing patients and carers with health, emotional, practical and financial support during their pancreatic and upper GI cancer journeys.
These one-on-one calls with a specialised registered Pancreatic Nurse or trained Patient & Carer Support team member can be booked using our online booking system via the tabs below.
Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 881 698 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
By its nature, pancreatic cancer is difficult disease to diagnose, treat and manage. Treatment can cause multiple physical problems as well as numerous psychosocial consequences. We want to ensure patients and their families are equipped with the right information to make informed choices on how they can be in control of their journey living with the disease.
Our Pancare Cancer Specialist Nurse, Shannon is a trained registered nurse, qualified in specialist cancer care. She supports people with pancreatic and upper GI cancer and their families and carers across Australia. The Cancer Specialist Nurse plays a vital role as a patient advocate and through the co-ordination of care for patients, their families and carers, by assisting patients to understand their treatment, and provide information.
Although Shannon can’t give individual medical advice, she can talk about the effects of specific types of cancer and explain what will happen during processes like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other cancer treatments. She can also provide tailored informational support and can link you with our wider range of support programs for further emotional, financial and practical help.
You can speak to our nurse about anything to do with cancer including:
- help to clarify information given to patients by their treating doctor the diagnosis of cancer
- help to clarify medical terms
- provide information about treatments and their side effects e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pain medication
- provide information about procedures and their side effects e.g. surgery, stent insertions/changes
- talk with you generally about your cancer experience
- provide you with printed information
- end of treatment questions, end of life questions
Our Pancare Cancer Specialist Nurse also plays a valuable role in education and raising awareness about early detection. Although typically this service is of most value to people diagnosed with pancreatic and Upper GI cancer and their families, our registered nurse provides information and support to anyone with a question or experience related to pancreatic and Upper GI cancer.
If you are worried about any aspect of the disease – whether you have symptoms and you don’t know what to do, if you are newly diagnosed, have questions about treatment options, or you are simply just having a bad day, please don’t hesitate to contact Pancare’s friendly, trained Pancreatic and Upper GI Cancer Nurse.
Our Patient & Carer Support Team Manager, Sonia, supports Australians with Pancreatic and upper GI cancers throughout their diagnosis, treatment and beyond. She understands that a cancer diagnosis may have an enormous impact on you and your family. Sonia can offer a wide range of practical, emotional and financial support services, and cancer-related information.
Our Patient & Carer Support Team will keep in contact with patients, carers and families via phone or video conference. The program is a way of providing holistic care through regular communication, and the use of available resources, to manage the physical, social and psychological needs of patients.
Talking about cancer can be tough. Our Patient & Carer Support Team can offer a sympathetic and caring ear and are ready to talk about whatever matters to you while providing expert cancer information to help you navigate your journey. If you are worried about money, work or treatment, or you just want to speak to someone who understands what you are going through our Patient & Carer Support Team are here for you. We can offer guidance and help you find the right information and support in your area.
We can provide you with:
- Links to cancer and wellness services in your area
- Free booklets and information
- Peer support groups via telephone, in person and on-line
- Connections with others in similar situations who can share their experiences
- Financial hardship assistance
- Practical support information
- Links to accredited practicing dietitians, exercise physiologists, or counselors who can provide advice during and after cancer treatment
For more information about either of these services please call 1300 881 698.
Disclaimer: Information provided by Pancare Foundation is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. Pancare Foundation may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to pancreatic, stomach, liver, biliary and oesophageal cancer, but Pancare Foundation does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note any personal information you provide to Pancare’s case managers during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help Pancare Foundation achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for pancreatic, stomach, liver, biliary and oesophageal cancers. Stored constituent information may be used to inform Pancare Foundation programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future pancreatic, stomach, liver, biliary and oesophageal cancer and education efforts. Pancare Foundation will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.