Being affected by NETs can be an extremely challenging experience, both for patients, and those supporting them. 

People are faced with a huge amount of information to process, decisions to be made, and disruptions to life, work and family routines. 

NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia offer a free, confidential telephone information and support service via our NET Nurse email and telephone line. Kate Wakelin, our NET Nurse is available to answer your questions, offer emotional support and explore practical strategies for living well with NETs. 

She can also send out printed information, and refer to other relevant services such as dietitians, support groups, counselling services and financial advice.

NET Nurse Advice Form

Ask the Net Nurse for general information about your NETs diagnosis:
Please leave a message for Kate, our NET Nurse on the form below. You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your message, and Kate will be in touch as soon as she can (you should hear back from her within the next two business days).

NET Nurse Hotline

To telephone our NET Nurse hotline for general advice about your NET diagnosis:

Please note that Kate works part-time so leave a detailed message and she will return your call as soon as possible.

NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia are pleased to announce that we can now offer our NET Nurse service to those who speak a language other than English, via the National Translating and Interpreting Service, for the cost of a local call (except for mobiles).

To access this Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National), simply follow these steps:

    1. Call 13 14 50, Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.
    2. Say the language you need.
    3. Wait on the line for an interpreter (may take up to 3 minutes).
    4. Ask the interpreter to contact the Unicorn Foundation 1300 287 363
    5. Talk with our NET Nurse with the help of an interpreter.

We look forward to being of service to all English and non-English speaking patients and families.

About Kate

Kate Wakelin is a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Psycho-Oncology. She has been caring for people affected by cancer for over 20 years, in areas including palliative care, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, research and supportive care.

A major focus was piloting and implementing the successful Telephone and Internet Support Groups Program with with the Cancer Information and Support Service (Cancer Council Victoria).

Throughout her career, Kate has maintained a passion for creating and maintaining innovative programs that strengthen the delivery of supportive care to people affected by cancer. BS (Nursing), Grad. Dip. (Psycho-Oncology)