multi disciplinary team

Anyone with primary liver cancer should have their condition assessed by a specialist multi disciplinary team (MDT) including at least one hepatologist (liver doctor), oncologist (chemotherapy cancer specialist), hepatobiliary radiologist (liver X-ray / imaging specialist), hepatobiliary pathologist and a liver surgeon, before deciding on treatment. The only centre on the South Coast with all of these specialists is Southampton. Patients with secondary liver cancers from bowel cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, kidney cancer and GIST cancers should also all be assessed by a liver MDT.