Multidisciplinary team

The multidisciplinary team brings together several medical specialties involved in cancer treatment, such as radiotherapy, pediatric oncology, gynecology, among others, working from diagnosis to post-treatment. Know more.
Multidisciplinary team

The multidisciplinary oncology team, or multidisciplinary care team, is formed by different professions and specialties, focused on cancer treatment. Among them: clinical oncologists, surgeons, radio-oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, mastologists, dermatologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, oncogeneticists, psychologists, nutritionists, nurses, dentists, among others.

As a multifactorial disease, there are more than 600 different types of tumors whose treatment options are as varied as possible. Thus, the multidisciplinary team is even more important, aiming to achieve the best outcomes and greater precision in therapeutic decisions. Qualifying in this way the strategies of recovery of the health state, be it nutritional, physical and/or emotional.

Types of specialists in the multidisciplinary team

  • Social worker – Professional ready to manage the social part, and the socio-environmental problems that may interfere with the treatment, recovery of the patient or their deficiencies.
  • Surgeon – Health specialist who performs surgery. There are several surgical specialties involved in oncology.
  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon – Dental surgeon responsible for surgery of the mouth, jaw and face.
  • Oncology surgeon – Specialized in surgery for the treatment of cancer.
  • Orthopedic surgeon – Physician responsible for operating and treating the patient with diseases and injuries of muscles, joints and bones.
  • Plastic surgeon – Professional who is responsible for altering the appearance of a part of the body, as in the case of reconstructions, for example.
  • Thoracic surgeon – A surgeon who performs procedures in the chest region, including lungs, ribs, sternum, diaphragm and others.
  • General practitioner – Physician who performs the first evaluation of the patient before referring to a specialist.
  • Geneticist – Trained to provide genetic counseling to patients, to understand the risk of hereditary diseases, among others.
  • Dermatologist – For the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.

There is also: Dosimetrist; Endocrinologist; Nurse; Pain specialists; Pharmaceutical; Physiotherapist; Hematologist; among others that vary according to the complexity and location of the disease.


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