- Lung Cancer
If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having lung cancer, you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The members of the lung MDT are experts at treating and managing lung cancer. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
- Dr Russell Phillips (Lead Physician for Lung Cancer)
- Dr Ajay Kamath (Deputy Lead)
- Dr Crichton Ramsay
Your consultant or a member of the respiratory team (specialists in lung conditions) will provide you with information about your diagnostic investigations and diagnosis and will refer you to other specialist teams for treatment.
Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists: Key Workers
- Chris Fowkes – Tel 01603 289625
- Emma Smerdon – Tel 01603 289625
Chris or Emma will be your key worker, providing you with help, support and information at the time of your diagnosis and during your treatment or care as needed.
Thoracic Surgery Team
Your consultant or a member of the surgical team (specialists in lung surgery) will provide you with information about your surgical investigations or treatment and will also monitor your progress during and after surgical treatment.
Thoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist: Key Worker
- Darin Geary – Tel 01603 286396
- Angela Longe – Tel 01603 287473
Darin or Angela will be your key worker, providing you with help, support and information about your surgical investigations, treatment and care.
- Dr Pinelopi Gkogkou
- Dr Z Tasigiannopoulos
Your consultant or a member of the oncology team (medical specialists in treatment for cancer) will provide you with information about your chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatment and will monitor your progress and symptoms during and after treatment.
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist: Key Worker
- Sarah Thirkettle – Tel 01603 288116
Sarah will be your key worker and will provide advice and information before, during and after your treatment.
- Heather Clarke – Tel 01603 289624
Patient pathway co-ordinator
- Rebecca Purland – Tel 01603 289921
For further information from the Respiratory Medicine department.
Patient Support Services
Norfolk & Norwich Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Support Group
The support group meetings are held on a Saturday morning in February, May, August and November and are open to patients and their families affected by Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma. If you would like to know more about the Support Group or would like an information leaflet about the meeting dates please contact the Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists on 01603 289625, or contact the Cancer Support and Information Centre on 01603 286112.
Useful External Links
Roy Castle Foundation – www.roycastle.org
Macmillan Cancer Support – www.macmillan.org.uk
Mesothelioma UK – www.mesothelioma.uk.com
NICE guidance for lung cancer – www.nice.org.uk/CG024
Big C Centre – www.big-ccentre.co.uk