Website helps manage treatment for breast cancer

Westmead BCI staff specialists Dr Farid Meybodi and Dr Suellyn Kennedy, Westmead BCI director A/Prof Nirmala Pathmanathan, Westmead BCI clinical services director Harj Bariana, WentWest HealthPathways Program manager Luke Smith and Western Sydney Health PathWays lead Julianne Bogdanovski.

The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) has developed an online tool for GP’s and health professionals for the assessment and management of more than 400 conditions specific to breast cancer.

The tool was developed by BCI service director Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan and her team at BCI in collaboration with Western Sydney HealthPathways.

“Western Sydney HealthPathways is a web-based information portal which provides locally relevant information on diseases assessment management and patient referral options,” Associate Professor Pathmanathan said.

“It’s been developed by local GP’s, specialist, nurses and allied health providers, so that your patients in western Sydney can receive the right care, at the right time by the right professional.

“The breast pathways include everything from screening, to management and investigation of breast symptoms and link in with the local breast cancer multidisciplinary teams.

“For patients diagnosed with breast cancer it is essential that they have access to specialised breast cancer teams who can access current and relevant information on the latest breast cancer treatments and procedures.

“The BCI breast cancer clinicians treat patients at Westmead and Blacktown hospitals.”

To view these breast pathways, visit: