Interdisciplinary Lung / Thoracic Cancer Clinic
What is the value of seeking treatment in an interdisciplinary clinic?
In Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Interdisciplinary Lung / Thoracic Cancer Clinic, experts in diagnosing and treating lung cancer-radiology, pathology, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, and radiation and medical oncology-come together with specially trained nurses, care managers, dietitians, and scheduling coordinators to provide personalized, complete lung cancer care, all through one point of contact, at one location.
Many times, an interdisciplinary clinic is able to coordinate individual visits with several providers on a single day, eliminating needlessly long delays between appointments. This also allows patients to meet with many specialists and together design the best possible treatment plan. Once a plan is developed, patients often can receive part of their treatment close to home with one of our regional partners.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every patient sees the right physicians in the right order, gets the necessary tests with timely and accurate results, understands the diagnosis and the best treatment options, and has complete support throughout the process.