Who’s Who

The following list gives brief descriptions of some of the key people you might meet or be treated by.  Not every hospital works in the same way, but these are some of most common roles or teams.

 

Care Team
The team of healthcare professionals who will manage your care - also see Multidisciplinary team.

Clinical Nurse Specialist or CNS
A nurse who is an expert within a specialty - for example cancer, urology, bladder cancer, palliative care.  A key person during your treatment for bladder cancer and often your main contact for information and support, you may often see a Urology Nurse practitioner during your treatment.

Continence Nurse or Advisor
A nurse with special training in bladder and bowel issues who can help and advise those who have incontinence.

Key Worker
Your designated point of contact for your care team.

Multidisciplinary team (MDT)
A specialist team of healthcare professionals with different kinds of skills and experience.  The team might include urologists, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses.  

MDM or multidisciplinary meeting
The MDT meets to discuss every patient when they are diagnosed. This is to ensure that patients are offered the best treatment for their individual needs.

Oncologist
A doctor who specialises in treating cancer with drugs or radiotherapy

Medical oncologist
A doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological therapy.

Radiation oncologist
A doctor who specializes in using radiation to treat cancer.

Pathologist
A doctor who specialises in examining tissue samples and body fluids to study the nature and causes of a disease

Radiologist
A doctor who specialises in carrying out and examining scans of the body

Specialist urology multidisciplinary team
A specialist team of healthcare professionals with different skills and experience who manage more complicated types of bladder cancer

Stoma Nurse
A nurse with special training to care for and advise those with a stoma - such as a urostomy.

Urologist
A doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating problems in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs

Urology multidisciplinary team
A specialist team of healthcare professionals with different skills and experience who specialise in problems in the urinary tract

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