Suspicion of Cancer Clinic
After an abnormal imaging result patients may be referred to the Suspicion of Cancer clinic by a primary care provider. Patients with a suspicious, solid mass in the kidney, liver, pancreas, lung, or other solid organ are efficiently guided through the complex healthcare system in order to answer the question: is this cancer or not? Our team reduces the turnaround time from a mass being found to diagnosis and treatment – detecting cancer in the earliest stage possible to provide the most effective treatment.
Imaging results that may indicate potential referral to the Suspicion of Cancer Clinic:
- Greater than 0.8 cm lung mass
- Kidney mass
- Liver mass
- Pancreatic mass
- General enlarged lymph node or other solid mass
- Bone Lesions
A patient will meet with an interdisciplinary team consisting of a physician, nursing staff, and a social worker in order to provide comprehensive care including health history, emotional and practical support, vitals, a physician consult, and further coordination.
Not all patients who visit our clinic are diagnosed with cancer. If cancer is found, our Suspicion of Cancer Clinic team completes the staging of the disease and refers the patient to surgeons, oncologists, and other specialists needed to establish a treatment plan. Every minute counts to help patients receive the care they need.
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