The Whittington Lung Cancer team works closely with the lung cancer team at UCLH to provides excellent investigation and care for patients with suspected lung cancer. We provide local care to local people.
Our Respiratory and Oncology Teams work closely together to provide timely diagnosis and treatment for not only lung cancer patients but also those with Mesothelioma (asbestos related).
Lung Cancer care is provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes oncologists, lung specialists (respiratory) doctors, radiologists, thoracic surgeons, histopathologists, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists and MDT Co-ordinators. This team is referred to as MDT, multi-disciplinary team. You will hear the Doctors say that they will discuss all your scans etc at the MDT meeting. This group of experts will scrutinise the evidence surrounding your disease to make the best choice of treatment options, and then the doctor seeing you will present them to you in order that you are aware of all the care that is available to you.
The Lung Cancer team work together to utilise our state of the art scanning facilities to gain speedy diagnosis of cancers and offer our patients access to gold Standard treatments, whether that be Surgery at UCLH at Westmoreland Street London W1G 8PH, chemotherapy at the Whittington in our calm and comfortable day unit, or Radiotherapy at UCLH in the basement of the Euston Road, main hospital. We also offer when appropriate, up to date clinical trials in partnership with UCLH.
We have an award winning Clinical Nurse Specialist team and your specific CNS will guide and support you through your journey, along with many top class Consultants and Specialist Doctors. Your nurse can help with many issues you may face and signpost you to other services or staff that will also be of assistance to you following your cancer diagnosis. This area of care will be enhanced by our excellent on-site Macmillan Information and Support Manager, Tracey Palmer.
We will provide easily understandable information about Lung Cancer, tests needed and treatments in a number of formats; booklets, leaflets and verbal.