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About Cabrini’s blood cancer care

At Cabrini we have a committed haematology team that can provide the best in expert care of adults with all types of blood cancers. We know this can be an overwhelming and confusing time in your life; that’s why our team is dedicated to caring for you with sensitivity and compassion, providing evidence-based answers and advice to you, your family and GP.

We provide diagnosis, treatment and follow up of blood cancers including:

  • Hodgkin and Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)
  • Myeloma, Amyloid and Plasma Cell Disorders
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN such as Polycythemia vera, Essential Thrombocythemia and Myelofibrosis)

We take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and treatment, which can include haematologists working alongside dedicated nurses, psycho-oncologists, exercise physiologists, dietitians and physiotherapists. By operating in teams, we are able to develop comprehensive care plans that support your physical and psychological needs.

The comfort and wellbeing of our patients is our top priority, which is why we offer diagnostic, treatment and support services in the one location. Patients can choose to have their treatment at a site convenient to them, with day oncology and inpatient wards available both at our Brighton and Malvern Hospitals.

  • General Enquiries

  • Operating Hours

    Consulting Rooms
    Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
    Out of hours consultations as required

    Emergency Department
    Cabrini Malvern
    24 hours, 7 days a week

    Inpatient wards
    24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Referrals

    If you have been diagnosed with blood cancer your GP will refer you to a haematologist at Cabrini hospital. Your GP can help select the most suitable specialist to treat you. Alternatively, you can visit the Find a Doctor directory for a list of our specialists.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with blood cancer receive prompt treatment. We aim to assign new patients to a haematologist within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    We have all the support services required for your care in one location, including pathology and medical imaging services with access to PET scans and bone marrow biopsies. This ensures coordinated care and reduces stress during what can be a challenging time.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with a blood cancer receive prompt treatment. We aim to triage new patients within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    When referring a patient to a Cabrini haematologist, please include all pathology and imaging test results. Please note Cabrini offers comprehensive pathology and medical imaging onsite, including PET scan and bone marrow biopsies.

    Our haematologists are available to give you advice on your patient and discuss diagnostic and treatment plans. If your patient is unwell our specialists can directly admit them for inpatient treatment. For a list of our specialists visit the Find a Doctor directory.

    Alternatively, if the matter is urgent, the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The ED team can provide a referral to the most appropriate specialist to meet your patients’ need.

Expert team

Our haematology specialists are at the forefront of new treatments and diagnostic techniques to ensure you receive the most advanced care. Innovative imaging and specialised testing is used to develop your personalised treatment plan, including genomics which analyses your DNA to better understand your genes and their functions. Cabrini’s haematologists are also members of prestigious national and international groups and regularly update their skills based on the latest evidence through conferences and research.

 

Clinical trials

Another benefit of being cared for at Cabrini is our dedication to world-class research. Our patients can access pioneering treatments through an extensive clinical trials program delivered by the Cabrini Research and Education Institute. This could include linking in to international and national clinical trials, including Phase 1 studies, which mean you may get the chance to try the latest breakthrough treatments. We are also connected to special access programs that can allow patients to receive new drugs before they are subsidised by the government.

Search for a clinical trial

We partner with several large academic hospitals in Melbourne to give our patients access to intensive treatments, such as bone marrow transplants.

"My experience at Cabrini was the best you could hope for. It was a collaborative approach and I felt genuinely supported by a team of highly skilled, compassionate and caring professionals. I didn’t feel like just 'another person with cancer', it was a very personalised experience which fostered trust and confidence." Francesca, Age 40

Services we offer

  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy or targeted treatments through day oncology or inpatient ward
  • Clinical trials including Phase 1 studies and access programs for some drugs prior to PBS reimbursement
  • Diagnostic biopsies including surgical or image guided lymph node or lump biopsies
  • Education programs and sessions, chemotherapy diary
  • Full range of medical imaging including state of the art PET scan and interventional radiology including PICC lines and ports
  • Genetic counselling
  • Look good feel better program
  • On site radiotherapy with GenesisCare Radiation Oncology
  • Palliative and supportive care services including inpatient, outpatient, consultant and home based care if needed
  • Pastoral services
  • Psycho-oncology, psychiatry, dietetics/nutrition, physiotherapy, exercise physiology and rehabilitation programs
  • Referrals to external services and supports as needed such as Blood Buddies through Leukaemia Foundation
  • Second opinions
  • Telehealth for regional patients
  • Transfusion service
  • Wig and headwear service – a free wig service for all patients, located at Cabrini Brighton

Our specialists

The below specialists and medical professionals are active members of the blood cancer multidisciplinary team reviewing patient cases on a regular basis. For a comprehensive list of Cabrini specialists, please visit our Find a Doctor page.

Find a Doctor

Frequently asked questions