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In most hospitals a team of specialists will talk to you about the treatment they feel is best for your situation. This multidisciplinary team (MDT) will include:
It may also include other healthcare professionals, such as a physiotherapist, psychologist, social worker or counsellor.
The MDT will take a number of factors into account when advising you on the best course of action, including your age, general health, the type| and size| of the cancer and whether it has begun to spread.
Doctors can also use specialised computer programmes (PREDICT and Adjuvant Online) to help them plan treatment after surgery. They help to show how much a treatment is likely to reduce the chance of the cancer coming back.
For more on planning your treatment, you might find it helpful to read our information on:
Content last reviewed: 1 August 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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