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Breast cancer


Minimum Referral Criteria

  • Category 1
    (appointment within 30 calendar days)
    • Inflammatory breast cancer and patients requiring neoadjuvant chemotherapy (biopsy confirmed) For optimum care, patient should be seen within 2 weeks.
    • Breast cancer for adjuvant chemotherapy
    • Metastatic breast cancer (biopsy confirmed)
  • Category 2
    (appointment within 90 calendar days)
    • Patient on adjuvant hormone treatment for breast cancer and has problem with tolerance
    • Previously treated breast cancer patient from another center requiring routine follow-up

  • Category 3
    (appointment within 365 calendar days)
    • No category 3 criteria

1. Reason for request Indicate on the referral

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can't order, or the patient can't afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary

2. Essential referral information Referral will be returned without this

  • General referral information
  • Family history
  • Previous cancer treatment details
  • FBC ELFTs results
  • Histology /cytology results – current +/- previous
  • Mammograms results +/- breast US +/- axilla

3. Additional referral information Useful for processing the referral

  • No additional information

4. Request

Last updated: 26 September 2017