The Breast Care Nurse is a reliable, professional and compassionate go-to individual who supports patients and their relatives. She is a nurse with special training for women with breast tumours.
She SUPPORTS patients during the diagnostic process by assisting with physical, psychological and social issues. She addresses any questions or anxieties, helping them achieve greater peace of mind and confidence at this particularly difficult time
She LISTENS and is a reliable point of reference throughout the entire treatment pathway and during the stage following treatment
She INFORMS and provides clarification and explanations regarding the treatment process, and helps you to understand the medical jargon which is sometimes inevitably technical
She HELPS the women with personal and medical issues related to the illness and in dealing with a situation that requires very specific action
She ACCOMPANIES women during medical consultations, interviews, tests and treatment, at the patient’s request
She RECOMMENDS suitable places for extra services and specific treatments such as physiotherapy, lymphatic drainage, beauty courses and much more
She PROMOTES a culture of healthy and social activities, providing and clarifying all the relevant information
Friends and family provide crucial support. The Breast Care Nurse can in turn be a support for them, so they shouldn’t hesitate to ask for help should they need it.
Diagnosing and treating breast neoplases is often a long, difficult process. Patients may find themselves totally consumed with facing new challenges every day.
Our consultation helps patients use their own resources and abilities to find the strength to overcome numerous aspects of this diagnosis.
Discovering inner strength and resources which you never knew you had and using and making the most of them is the best way to overcome the challenging stages of this illness.
Maintaining a positive attitude during treatment is an important part of achieving the best result.
The Breast Care Nurse offers a consultation which allows both patients and their families to deal with all aspects of the illness as best as possible.
Patients can receive answers to questions such as:
- what are the side effects of the treatments and what can I do to counter them?
- where can I read correct information on the illness?
- how can I involve (or not involve) relatives, friends and work colleagues?
- how can I tell my children about the diagnosis?
- what beauty solutions are available after hair loss?
- what are the recommended relaxation methods? How can I manage my fear?
- how much and what type of physical exercise is good for you? Which exercise is harmful?
- what can I do to sleep better? How do I deal with fatigue?
- how can I change my eating habits?
- how can I deal with weight problems?
- how do I receive help from social services? How can I get help at home? What if I have financial difficulties?
The consultation is covered by basic health insurance (LAMal)
Information and appointments with our Breast Care Nurse Erna Ramelli
Erna Ramelli qualified as an Intensive Paediatric Care nurse. She underwent various different experiences before coming to work at a radiological breast clinic in Bellinzona in 2014.
She has always firmly believed that people facing a serious illness can benefit from professional and competent nursing advice. This is why she attended a breast care training course in Austria in 2015.
In 2017, she gained experience caring for patients with breast tumours at Brustzentrum in Zürich, the largest breast care centre in Switzerland.
Since early 2018, she has worked as an independent breast care nurse throughout Ticino.
She is a committee member of the Swiss Breast Care Nurse Association, and a monitor for Nordic Walking for cancer rehabilitation during and after treatment.
Via Murate 6
079 419 87 37
Nr. RCC Y261021
Click here to view the Breast Care Nurse booklet.