Lung Cancer

At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we offer all suspected cancer referral patients an appointment within two weeks of their GP referral.

If you have suspected lung cancer, 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;

  • CT scans and Ultrasound

  • Biopsies

  • Bronchoscopy – a test to look at the inside of the breathing tubes (airways) in your lungs

All patients diagnosed with lung cancer are discussed at a Multi-disciplinary team meeting. This is where a group of doctors and other health professionals involved in your care and treatment discuss and decide together the best treatment options for you.

A team of specialist staff provides support to patients diagnosed with lung problems before, during and after treatment.

We work closely with Leeds Teaching Hospitals. If you require lung surgery you will be transferred to Leeds.

We also work closely with our research team and you may be approached to take part in a clinical trial. It is entirely your decision if this is something you’d like to take part in.