Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings
Typically, before cancer patients undergo treatment, they are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to decide on the best course of treatment.
The MDT is made up of healthcare professionals who all have specialities relevant to the site of the cancer.
Pancreatic cancer MDTs include a range of experts needed to effectively manage and treat every aspect of pancreatic cancer. The team includes:
- Surgeons to decide and carry out the best course of surgery;
- Oncologists to plan and deliver chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments;
- Radiologists capable of providing accurate imaging for tumour staging, as well as carrying out therapies to treat tumours;
- Clinical nurse specialists to communicate outcomes and options from the MDT meetings to patients, and provide information, support, and care throughout their treatment.
Don’t be afraid to ask someone in your specialist team if anything is not clear or you would like more information.