Patient Care Coordinator - A patient care coordinator responsible for keeping patient and staff lines of communication open and promoting patient satisfaction, the Coordinator works closely with the Lung Cancer Centre team.
Pulmonologists - Physicians who diagnose and treat all lung diseases, including lung cancer. They perform many procedures that facilitate the diagnosis and initial management of lung cancer, including:
Bronchoscopies with direct visualization of the lung airways to obtain tissue for biopsies
Evaluations of lung function
Rehabilitation of lung function in order to determine if patients will be able to tolerate the surgical removal of a portion of a lung
Treatment of respiratory symptoms and complications of lung cancer patients
Consultations on lung cancer screenings
Implementation of smoking cessation programs
Pathologists - Physicians who diagnose medical problems by studying cells and tissue samples under a microscope. They analyze tissue removed for lung biopsies.
Radiologists - Physicians who diagnose medical problems by conducting and interpreting imaging studies produced with X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans and ultrasound. They play an important role in determining a lung cancer diagnosis.
Interventional Radiologists - Physicians highly trained in radiologic imaging, interventional radiologists use small needles, guidewires and catheters to diagnose and treat disease.
Medical Oncologists – Medical Oncologists are specialized in the medical management of lung cancer. They offer cutting-edge "targeted" and ground-breaking therapies including the opportunity to participate in exciting clinical trials. Medical oncologists at Dharamshila Lung Cancer Centre have wide-ranging experience with the latest cancer therapies, including:
The newest forms of chemotherapy
Radiation sensitizing treatments
Palliative medicines to minimize the troublesome effects of lung cancer and its treatment
Radiation Oncologists – Cancerspecialists with advanced training and expertise in radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists at Dharamshila Lung Cancer Centre are experienced and skilled in the use of the most sophisticated treatment technologies, including:
Linear Accelerators capable of delivering a wide variety of radiation energies, depending on individual patient needs
CT Simulator, the most advanced 3-D simulation system that has set the standard for radiotherapy planning
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), which uses very sophisticated computer technology to deliver carefully calibrated radiation beams to targeted tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue
Thoracic Surgeons - Surgeons who perform complex surgical procedures (open and minimally invasive) of the thoracic cavity, including the lungs, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum. Thoracic surgeons at Dharamshila Lung Cancer Centre perform a wide range of surgical procedures including:
Lung cancer resections
Esophageal resections for cancers and other disorders
Diagnosis and surgical treatment of mediastinal disease
Removal of chest wall tumors and chest wall reconstruction