Hereditary Cancer Clinic

How we can help you

We provide a diagnostic and counselling service for adults and children who have, or are at high risk of hereditary cancers and tumours. We also see some people who have, or are at high risk of a hereditary endocrine tumour.

Our team consists of:

Medical

  • Dr Lesley Andrews (Head of Department)
  • Associate Professor Kathy Tucker AO (Clinical Geneticist Clinical Lead)

Genetic Counsellors

  • Rachel Williams (Senior Clinical Network Lead)
  • Meera Warby
  • Amanda Willis
  • April Morrow
  • Nicole Cousens
  • Tanya Dwarte

Research Nurse

  • Leon Botes

If you live in the South East Sydney region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter, which will tell you where your appointment is located and what information you should bring with you.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on 9382 5107

Individuals attending their first appointment will be asked about their family history of cancer, tumours or polyps, including the age of diagnosis.

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved and supervised by senior staff during your visit. You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will no impact in any way on the services we will provide.