At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we offer all suspected cancer referral patients an appointment within two weeks of their GP referral.
You will have been referred to see a chest physician/doctor by your GP or other specialist. Usually prior to this appointment you will have had either a chest x-ray, CT scan or both. The doctor will discuss your current symptoms/problems and following a clinical examination will discuss your scan results and any further tests that might be required.
There are a number of different investigations that we provide locally, however PET scanning is undertaken at Leeds or Bradford;
All patients diagnosed with lung cancer are discussed at a Multi-disciplinary team meeting. Please click here to find out more about multi-disciplinary teams.
A team of specialist staff provides support to patients diagnosed with lung problems before, during and after treatment. Including in-patient care, radiology, histopathology, follow up care and palliative care.
We work closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals, if you require lung surgery you will be transferred here.
We also work closely with our research team and you may be approached to take part in a clinical trial, which is your decision to make.