Our Trusted Team

Caring forPatients

 

Westside Haematology Oncology Clinic are a trusted team caring for patients with the latest advances in the field of Haematology and Oncology.

We are passionate about providing quality and co-ordinated care focusing on the individual needs of our patients and their families.

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Vanessa Tarlinton

Vanessa Tarlinton

Clinical Manager

Poppy Sharman

Poppy Sharman

Registered Nurse

Rebecca Coucill

Rebecca Coucill

Clinical Nurse

Susan Meechan

Susan Meechan

Registered Nurse

Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell

Registered Nurse

Denise Libien

Denise Libien

Registered Nurse

Vanessa Tarlinton
Clinical Manager

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Rebecca Coucill
Clinical Nurse

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Susan Meechan
Registered Nurse

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Megan McDowell
Registered Nurse

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Poppy Sharman
Registered Nurse

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Denise Libien
Registered Nurse

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Sam Clutton

Psychologist

Cancer Wellbeing Centre

The Cancer Wellbeing Centre provides expert psychological care to help you and your family cope with the challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment and management. Every patient’s cancer journey is unique. The Wellbeing Centre provides a myriad of services to assist you with:

Anxiety
Depression
Traumatisation
Persistent high arousal
Making difficult decisions
Coping with treatment
Pain management

Fatigue management
Body image issues
Relationship distress
Fear of recurrence
Life after cancer
Cognitive rehabilitation
Bereavement

Sessions are provided in clinic and at home. Individual and group sessions are available. Telehealth consultations are available to patients in regional and remote areas.

Cancer poses a series of challenges from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. Together our team will work with you to provide support and passionate care when you need it most.

Many patients are eligible for rebates through Private Health Funds or Medicare (with a mental health care plan and/or referral). All costs and treatment options will be discussed with you at the time of making an appointment.

CONTACT: 07 3378 9689

EMAIL: admin@cancerwellbeingcentre.org

WEB:  www.lilleyplace.com.au/cancer-wellbeing-centre/

Sam Clutton
Psychologist

Cancer Wellbeing Centre

The Cancer Wellbeing Centre provides expert psychological care to help you and your family cope with the challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment and management. Every patient’s cancer journey is unique. The Wellbeing Centre provides a myriad of services to assist you with:

Sessions are provided in clinic and at home. Individual and group sessions are available. Telehealth consultations are available to patients in regional and remote areas.

Cancer poses a series of challenges from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. Together our team will work with you to provide support and passionate care when you need it most.

Many patients are eligible for rebates through Private Health Funds or Medicare (with a mental health care plan and/or referral). All costs and treatment options will be discussed with you at the time of making an appointment.

CONTACT: 07 3378 9689

EMAIL: admin@cancerwellbeingcentre.org

WEB:  www.lilleyplace.com.au/cancer-wellbeing-centre/

Anne Peters

Exercise Physiologist

Body Smart Allied Cancer Care

Exercise Oncology is a branch of exercise-therapy that is now considered a standard part of best practice cancer care. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia promote exercise therapy for all people, of any age, with any stage of cancer; noting it to significantly help  people to recover and thrive from pre-treatment to well into survivorship.

Exercise oncology programs are designed to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. By strengthening your heart, lungs, bones and muscles your body is better able to direct medications to tumour areas; reducing damage to your organs and reducing the severity of treatment side effects such as fatigue, pain, weight-changes, swelling, depression and reduced mobility. The importance of exercise therapy doesn’t end when your cancer treatment concludes; there are a number of longer term treatment side effects (like damage to the heart and skeletal muscles) that only exercise therapy can minimise.

What are the benefits?

Cancer and their treatments can modify how your body functions. Cancer cells may affect your metabolism; causing you to fatigue more easily. Cancer treatments have several side effects, depending on what treatment type/s you are receiving. During treatment you may experience weight changes, heightened side effects and cardiac weakness. Your treatment may be altered or ceased due to the severity of symptoms.

Regular structured exercise during treatment will reduce the severity of side effects, which may include damage caused to your heart, lungs, nerves, muscles, bones and blood cells ; allowing for greater treatment effectiveness.

Exercise during treatment will assist to maintain your quality of life and ensure your body can recover more rapidly following treatment completion. Specific exercise therapy will also aid to boost your immune system; improving your body’s own ability to fight off cancer cells naturally whilst minimising the risk of contracting other illnesses during your treatment.

Not all treatment types affect the body in the same way and therefor the role of exercise plays a different role for each treatment type. Our oncology exercise physiologists factor in more than just cancer into your exercise therapy. At your initial consultation our exercise physiologists will assess any other medical conditions, injuries, aches or pains you may have; to design an exercise program that is holistic and tailored for you. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach with exercise therapy, especially with cancer recovery.

CONTACT: 1300 630 204

Email: info@bodysmarthealth.com.au

WEB: www.bodysmarthealth.com.au

Westside Oncology

Anne Peters
Exercise Psychologist

Westside Oncology

Body Smart Allied Cancer Care

Exercise Oncology is a branch of exercise-therapy that is now considered a standard part of best practice cancer care. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia promote exercise therapy for all people, of any age, with any stage of cancer; noting it to significantly help  people to recover and thrive from pre-treatment to well into survivorship.

Exercise oncology programs are designed to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. By strengthening your heart, lungs, bones and muscles your body is better able to direct medications to tumour areas; reducing damage to your organs and reducing the severity of treatment side effects such as fatigue, pain, weight-changes, swelling, depression and reduced mobility. The importance of exercise therapy doesn’t end when your cancer treatment concludes; there are a number of longer term treatment side effects (like damage to the heart and skeletal muscles) that only exercise therapy can minimise.

What are the benefits?

Cancer and their treatments can modify how your body functions. Cancer cells may affect your metabolism; causing you to fatigue more easily. Cancer treatments have several side effects, depending on what treatment type/s you are receiving. During treatment you may experience weight changes, heightened side effects and cardiac weakness. Your treatment may be altered or ceased due to the severity of symptoms.

Regular structured exercise during treatment will reduce the severity of side effects, which may include damage caused to your heart, lungs, nerves, muscles, bones and blood cells ; allowing for greater treatment effectiveness.

Exercise during treatment will assist to maintain your quality of life and ensure your body can recover more rapidly following treatment completion. Specific exercise therapy will also aid to boost your immune system; improving your body’s own ability to fight off cancer cells naturally whilst minimising the risk of contracting other illnesses during your treatment.

Not all treatment types affect the body in the same way and therefor the role of exercise plays a different role for each treatment type. Our oncology exercise physiologists factor in more than just cancer into your exercise therapy. At your initial consultation our exercise physiologists will assess any other medical conditions, injuries, aches or pains you may have; to design an exercise program that is holistic and tailored for you. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach with exercise therapy, especially with cancer recovery.

CONTACT: 1300 630 204

Email: info@bodysmarthealth.com.au

WEB: www.bodysmarthealth.com.au

Westside Oncology

Kaori Langley

Massage Therapy

Oncology Massage Therapy and Lymphoedema Management

Oncology massage is a light-touch massage shown to improve the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer. This massage reduces the side effects of conventional cancer treatments including pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea and depression.

Oncology massage therapists who perform this work are formally trained, and hold a recognised qualification from Oncology Massage Training. For more information please visit www.oncologymassagetraining.com.au

Early Intervention

Prevention, early intervention and reduction are important when treating lymphedoema. The swelling process may have already started, even though there are no obvious symptoms. Often there is a sensation of heaviness, tingling or a general feeling of unease in the limbs first. At this early stage, lymphedema is reversible by way of efficient treatment. Lymphoedema becomes irreversible in advanced stages.

Kaori Langley, Oncology Massage Therapist

 Kaori began working in the field of optometry in Japan and Australia before completing study to become a registered Remedial Massage Therapist. Kaori has since furthered her study in the fields of Oncology Massage and Caraniosacral Therapy. She has recently been accredited as a Lymphoedema practitioner.

CONTACT: 0411 380 986

Email: kaorilangleymassagetherapy@gmail.com

Address: 33 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point QLD4169

Kaori Langley
Massage Therapy

Westside Oncology

Oncology massage therapy and Lymphoedema management

Oncology massage is a light-touch massage shown to improve the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer. This massage reduces the side effects of conventional cancer treatments including pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea and depression.

Oncology massage therapists who perform this work are formally trained, and hold a recognised qualification from Oncology Massage Training. For more information please visit www.oncologymassagetraining.com.au.

Early Intervention

Prevention, early intervention and reduction are important when treating lymphedoema. The swelling process may have already started, even though there are no obvious symptoms. Often there is a sensation of heaviness, tingling or a general feeling of unease in the limbs first. At this early stage, lymphedema is reversible by way of efficient treatment. Lymphoedema becomes irreversible in advanced stages.

Kaori Langley, Oncology Massage Therapist

 Kaori began working in the field of optometry in Japan and Australia before completing study to become a registered Remedial Massage Therapist. Kaori has since furthered her study in the fields of Oncology Massage and Caraniosacral Therapy. She has recently been accredited as a Lymphoedema practitioner.

CONTACT: 0411 380 986

Email: kaorilangleymassagetherapy@gmail.com

Address: 33 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point QLD4169