A whole team of experts, focused on you

At HCA Healthcare UK we are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care from the very first moment we meet. 

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A considered approach

Delivering exceptional cancer treatment and care requires a co-ordinated team approach. Your named consultant will work closely with a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of cancer experts, whose goal will be to find the most effective treatment for you. Our MDTs include surgeons, consultant oncologists, consultant haematologists, reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, radiographers, pathologists, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists and many other healthcare professionals.

So, while your chosen consultant will personally oversee every aspect of your treatment, ensuring you have the continuity and reassurance of consultant-led care, you can be assured you have the expertise and support of a whole team of cancer experts.

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Our cancer Multidisciplinary Teams

The depth and breadth of our expertise means we are in a unique position to draw on the knowledge of some of the most experienced cancer specialists in the world.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Teams bring together multiple healthcare professionals, with different areas of medical expertise, to provide the latest and most effective treatment options across all cancer types, including rare and difficult to treat cancers.

Your named consultant will discuss your diagnosis and treatment options with this team of experts. This ensures that all treatment options are fully considered and that you receive the very best treatment recommendation and personalised care plan.

Who will be in the MDT?

Depending on which cancer you have been diagnosed with, your MDT team may include:

Surgeons perform operations to remove cancerous tumours and surrounding tissues to treat or manage cancer.

Haematologists diagnose and treat blood cancers, such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Medical oncologists treat and manage cancer using systemic anti-cancer therapies, which include chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

Clinical oncologists use both chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat and manage cancer.

CNSs provide expert care and support.

Pathologists / Histopathologists examine tissues and cells to diagnose cancer and make treatment recommendations.

Radiologists use imaging techniques like X-rays, CT and MRI scans to diagnose cancer and monitor it during and after treatment.

Genetic specialists can determine if your cancer diagnosis is linked to an inherited genetic condition, which can help to inform your treatment plan. They can also carry out predictive genetic testing, to help you or your family members understand your personal risk of developing cancer.

Your team will also include other healthcare professionals, which may include cancer pharmacists, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists, occupational therapists and symptom control specialists.

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The care that’s right for you

When the MDT discuss your diagnosis and make a recommendation on treatment and care plan, they do this with the whole picture in mind, taking into account both your cancer and you as an individual.

Our MDTs make recommendations rather than decisions. Your consultant will discuss the MDTs recommended plan with you to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions, and you have any concerns they can discuss these with you.