• Do you have a Tumor Board, or MDT team, or a group of doctors that make up all the specialties that will treat you?

    Asked by NeckCancer on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Do you have a Tumor Board, or MDT team, or a group of doctors that make up all the specialties that will treat you?

    I was told that my oncologist met with the "tumor board". I asked what that was, she explained that it's a group of different oncologists and someone from each department that we will be seeing throughout our treatments. Sounds like a good idea to me, I just have never heard of it. Has anyone else heard of these?

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    • lh25's Avatar
      lh25

      Yep, my case was presented to the tumor board at the hospital where I was treated. It was reassuring to know other doctors had reviewed and agreed with our plan of care.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      Yes I have a ENT oncologist, a hematologist & a radiologist. They meet with other oncologists as a team to discuss & review treatment. I was seeing them every 3 months (1 a month). I am now at 6 month appts.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      Karmanos Cancer Institute has Multidisciplinary Teams and Tumor Boards. My next door neighbor, who has been receiving treatment for a cancer of unknown primary origin for 5 years recently has his case reviewed by a Karmanos Tumor Board. When he and his wife were invited to an appointment at Karmanos' main location in Detroit to learn the results, they thought they were at the end of the treatment road and that participation in a clinical trial would be recommended. To their delight, they learned that the Tumor Board was concurring with his local Karmanos oncologist in recommending a new chemotherapy regimen. That was an incredible uplift for them. After 5 years of whack a mole treatments, my neighbor is still going strong and enjoying a great quality of life.

      30 days ago

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