Eastern Health provides services for initial assessment of breast symptoms, diagnostic investigation of breast conditions, surgical management of breast cancer, and for follow up of breast patients with benign disease or high risk of breast cancer. This clinic is offered at Box Hill Hospital and Maroondah Hospital.

We also provide a comprehensive and individualised treatment of breast cancer, with multidisciplinary services held for men and women in association with the department of oncology and the Peter MacCallum radiotherapy services.

Surgical services available for breast cancer include, breast preservation surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Information is available on HealthPathways Melbourne for assistance in managing your patient’s condition. This includes what investigations you need to perform prior to referring to a specialist and what information you need to include in the referral.  If you require login access to HealthPathways, contact [email protected].

Please continue to refer Breast conditions as per clinical assessment and need.

For referral information, including how to refer electronically, see Specialist (Outpatients) Clinics.

If your patient’s condition deteriorates, please send an updated referral via HealthLink SmartForms selecting the Referral Continuation “Amended referral/update previously sent referral” with additional clinical information. 

Emergency cases should be sent to the Emergency Department.