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When you are diagnosed with cancer you will have a specialist team of doctors, nurses and other professionals looking after you. This team is called the multidisciplinary team or MDT for short. This team is important as they make decisions about the best care for you in line with recommended National guidelines.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Teams aim to provide the care you need as close to your home as possible (this may depend on the availability of specialist services). So as well as delivering services at our main hospital sites in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch, we are actively exploring how to provide more services even more locally, (for example, in community hospitals). Some treatment can also be given in some patients’ own homes.

Every new cancer patient will be allocated a specialist nurse who will be knowledgeable in your type of cancer. They are called clinical nurse specialists (CNS) or key workers. They are a link to answering any clinical questions you may have. If you are unsure who your CNS is please ask your Doctor as soon as possible.

It is natural to have many questions at this time. A useful tip is to write them down and you can then ask the health professionals at your next appointment. If you think of questions in between appointments please do not sit and worry. Your clinical nurse specialist can help with any queries you may have and they can be accessed via telephone or email.

Oncology centre waiting area
The Worcestershire Oncology Centre front entrance

Coronavirus advice for cancer patients – browse the Macmillan Cancer Coronavirus Information Hub for more information.