Cancer services

We work hard to continually improve access to the most advanced cancer treatment technology and the care we provide through our cancer services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Our treatments follow recommendations from the nation’s leading cancer researchers.

Cancer Care services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce include:

  • Cancer related surgery
  • Medical Oncology Consultation
  • Clinical Haematology Consultation
  • Zita Mary Clinic
  • ACT Specialist Breast Care Nurses Team
  • Lymphoedema Clinic and specialist support services

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is a part of the ACT Health Cancer Services and Support Network.

Our expert team work with you to decide the best course of treatment and care and the most suitable setting for your treatment. Your treatment plan may require you to attend the Canberra Region Cancer Centre at the Canberra Hospital for some of the services you require.

Cancer Care services at Canberra Region Cancer Centre

If you need to attend the Canberra Region Cancer Centre the Calvary care team will make your appointments and provide you with instructions and advice. We will also assist if you need to take any medical information or records with you.

Specialist Breast Care Services

The Specialist Breast Care Nurses Team provides care in a range of settings for breast cancer patients at all stages of their diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
ACT Breast Care Nurses (BCN’s) are registered nurses who specialise in the care of patients with breast cancer, providing support and information to patients and their family during treatment.
A medical referral is not required.
BCN’s are a member of the multidisciplinary team caring for breast cancer patients. The team includes: surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, geneticists, pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, social workers, specialist nurses and your GP. The BCN will assist in your care throughout treatment as part of this team.
Contact the ACT Breast Care Nurse Service: Ph: 62016943, Ph: 62016944, Email:
Wednesday Drop-in-clinic: At times the Breast care Nurse Service may operate a drop-in clinic to discuss your diagnosis, treatment, wound management, side effects from treatment, or psychosocial concerns.
Please call 6201 6943 prior to coming to inquire about the next date the clinic is available.

Other organisations that provide wonderful emotional and personal support for Breast cancer patients and their family are listed below with links to their services.

Lymphoedema Service

Calvary Public Hospital manages the ACT-wide Lymphoedema Service, providing a coordinated model of service delivery across the continuum of care – from hospital to community-based care, palliative and home-based care.

Breast Cancer Support Services

Bosom Buddies (support group)

Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Relief (financial assistance and support)

Colleen’s (post-surgery and mastectomy bras and lingerie)

Heads Up (scarves and wigs)

Knitted Knockers

Cancer Council

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 2, Xavier Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

02 6201 6645

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