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RLC Conference: Multidisciplinary Team

Lung_CancerRLC Conference: Multidisciplinary Team

          Many different experts participate in the care of each patients with Lung cancer. The entire multidisciplinary team meets 2 time a month (Tuesday morning) Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Conference to care management plan for Lung cancer patients. At these meetings, participants share information and insights from patient care and research, leading to the best possible treatment for each patient.

The Lung Cancer MDT consists of core members, these are:

 

Chest / Respiratory physician

  • Performs tests such as bronchoscopies and chest x-rays with a view to diagnosing lung cancer. Also, often the doctor who initially co-ordinates the cancer pathway

Oncologist (Cancer Specialist)

  • Provides expertise in the non-surgical treatment of cancer including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Thoracic Surgeon

  • Performs surgery to the chest, including removal of part or whole lung, staging and symptom management.

Radiologist

  • Performs radiolological investigations such as CT scans, PET, MRI and bone scans

Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist

  • Offers specialist lung cancer information and support to patients and their families. Can be contacted directly.

Histopathologist

  • Examines biopsy samples and other samples to determine the type of cancer

Palliative Care Team

  • Specialists in managing symptoms from the disease