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I'm just wondering, if you were to get lung cancer then what proffessionals would you deal with?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several : Pcp pulmonologist may help with diagnosis. Surgeon if removable. Oncologist depending on histology, any spread. Radiotherapist.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Team: Lung cancer is best treated with a multi-disciplinary team. The key players would be thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and primary care physician (pcp). You may or may not have a pulmonologist for lung function assessment and cardiologist for heart function assessment. The coordination of overall care may be assisted by a nurse navigator and/or social worker.

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