A team of specialists are responsible for planning your treatment. They are called your multidisciplinary team (MDT).
The following people may be involved in planning and giving you your radiotherapy treatment:
- a clinical oncologist (a doctor who specialises in using chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
- a radiographer (who gives you your treatment and provides information)
- a radiotherapy assistant (who helps the radiographers give you your treatment and provides information and support)
- a radiologist (who analyses x-rays and scans)
- a physicist (who works out the amount of radiation you need and how to give it)
- mould room staff (who make moulds and masks used to help you stay still during treatment)
- a nurse (who provides support and information during treatment)
- a key worker (who you contact if you need more information or support).
You may also meet other specialists from the MDT depending on your individual needs. Such as dietitians, speech and language therapists, social workers, symptom control teams, counsellors and physiotherapists.