Our Metastatic McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Kathryn Wallace, joined the McGrath Foundation to provide important physical, psychosocial and emotional support to local families experiencing metastatic breast cancer.
Working at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Kathryn is passionate about supporting local families through their experience with breast cancer.
“I’ve been fortunate in being able to follow my passion in supporting those affected by breast cancer for many years and am excited to take the next step as a Metastatic McGrath Breast Care Nurse,” says Kathryn.
Metastatic breast cancer refers to when breast cancer has spread beyond the primary tumour site of the breast to other parts of the body.
For Kathryn, being a source of support and guidance is what drives her every day in the role.
“I want to enable my metastatic patients to live ‘well’ no matter what timeline they have. I want them to feel connected, empowered and supported through times of uncertainty," she says.
Kathryn is one of the new McGrath Breast Care Nurses placed around the country, bringing a wealth of experience to the role. The McGrath Foundation currently funds 185 nurses in communities all around Australia.
McGrath Breast Care Nurses are available to help anyone experiencing breast cancer, free of charge and without a doctor’s referral.
Visit the McGrath Foundation website to find your nearest McGrath Breast Care Nurse.