The Lung Tumour Committee is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in: medical oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pneumology, radiodiagnosis, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiophysics, pathological anatomy, molecular biology, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, and home hospitalisation.
The treatment of a tumour will depend on its typology, extension, and evolution. Depending on each case, there are therapeutic options available for surgery, external or internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy), or systemic treatments (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, drugs against molecular targets, etc.), and/or combinations of these.
This occurs when cancer cells originate in the lungs and can grow to affect the surrounding structures. Depending on their initial location, these may be the ribs, heart, great vessels, oesophagus, or vertebral bodies.
Services included in this committee
The Tumour Committees are regulated under established protocols and are made up of a multidisciplinary team of expert doctors from the main specialities depending on the type of tumour. The IVO’s breast tumour committee is made up of multidisciplinary medical teams from the following specialities: