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A team of doctors and other staff will work together to decide the best treatment for you.
They are known as a multidisciplinary team| (MDT), and normally include:
It may also include other healthcare professionals, such as a psychologist 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 tumour and whether it has begun to spread|.
For more on planning your treatment, you may find it helpful to read our information on giving your permission (consent) for treatment to begin |and making decisions about cancer treatment|.
Find out why you might want to get to get a second opinion and what you could do if you decide this could help.
Content last reviewed: 1 February 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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