Your first consultation
After your doctor has referred you to the ONJ Centre you will be contacted with an appointment time.
You may feel apprehensive before your first consultation. It can help for a friend or family member to accompany or drive you. Support and preparation will minimise some of your stress; you may like to visit the ONJ Centre ahead of time to familiarise yourself with the space.
Your initial consultation will vary depending on your cancer type and individual needs. Most people will have a scheduled appointment within one of our specialist clinics. At this consultation you will meet your treating specialist, treating team and nurse specialist.
During your appointment you and your team will discuss your individualised treatment plan. Bring any test results you might have, along with a list of questions that you want to ask your team. Your doctor may decide that further tests are required; these will be organised by your treatment team.
You may want to bring a pen and paper to make a note of points you want to refer to later on. During your consultation, you can also ask your doctor for a copy of your test results if you do not have them.