Lung cancer & Mesothelioma team
To provide a rapid and supportive diagnostic service for patients with suspected lung cancer and mesothelioma.
To provide timely in-patient and out-patient treatment for lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Who are we?
Bronchoscopy and diagnostics team – led by Mrs Val Bruce
Pathologists – Dr Andrea Chapman, Dr Louise Smart, Professor Keith Kerr
Cardiothoracic surgeons –Mr Mohammed Khalil, Mr Keith Buchan
Oncologists – Dr Claire Stilwell, Dr Ishtiaq Zubairi, Dr Adnan Shaukat, Dr Gillian Price, Dr Rhona McMenemin
MDT coordinator - Ms Rhona Rafferty
How are patients referred?
Most people with symptoms suspicious of lung cancer will be referred to the Urgent Suspected Cancer clinic by their GP.
Your GP follow a referral process, further information (accessible only if you are a health care professional on our Intranet) can be found by clicking here.
Usually a CT scan of chest is done as an out-patient before seeing a Respiratory doctor.
Patients are typically seen within 5 days of a CT scan of chest.
Some people are admitted directly to the Respiratory wards or transferred from regional or island hospitals.