Cancer is a complex set of diseases to diagnose and treat; it represents a significant burden to patients and their families. Eastern Health’s Cancer Services place patients first and work together to include them in treatment discussions and options, empowering them to take control of their health.

Eastern Health covers the largest geographical health region across Melbourne. Due to this, we have clinics throughout our primary catchment specialising in cancer diagnosis, management and treatment.

Our specialised cancer clinics and units have highly trained and dedicated staff. We aim to provide the best in cancer care to our patients.

What cancer services do we provide?

Information for Health Professionals

Patients attending cancer outpatient clinics will be supervised for ongoing treatment, chemotherapy and palliative aspects of care.  New patients who are referred with a suspicion or prior diagnosis of malignancy are managed for diagnostic appraisal.

The clinics are tumour stream specific. Clinics encompass general oncology including solid tumours and haematological malignancies.

These clinics include:

  • Breast
  • Gynaecology
  • Lung
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Upper and lower gastro-intestinal
  • Uro-oncology (Prostate, Bladder, Renal, Testicular)
  • Haematology
  • Amyloidosis and Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Haemostasis and Thrombosis

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].

Investigations to be sent with the referral:

  • Copies of pathology or imaging performed.
  • Imaging films or CDs should be brought by the patient to the clinic appointment.

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.

Clinic Locations

Eastern Health Box Hill

Ph: (03) 9975 6422

Eastern Health Maroondah

Ph: 1300 342 255

Eastern Health Yarra Ranges

(NOTE: Not all tumour types are seen at Yarra Ranges Health)

Ph: (03) 9091 8888