Thompson Cancer Survival Center is proud to offer multidisciplinary clinics for breast and chest cancers, which brings together the patient’s team of specialists in one single office visit. That means a communication process that might otherwise take weeks is completed in a single day, and treatment can begin more quickly.
A patient navigator organizes the meeting, during which physicians discuss each case and determine the best treatment option. Then each specialist meets individually with the patient during clinic to explain treatment choices and answer questions. In most instances the patient will meet with a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a surgeon, and others depending on the type of cancer and support services needed. The patient navigator ensures the patient understands the treatment plan, schedules subsequent care and services, and serves as the patient advocate throughout treatment.
Your Multidisciplinary Team Includes:
- Medical Oncologist
- Radiation Oncologist
- Other physicians, depending on your cancer diagnosis
- Social Worker
- Genetic Counselor
- Clinical Trial Nurse
- Patient Navigator