A team of health professionals will work with you to plan the treatment that is best for your situation.
In most hospitals, a team of specialists called a multidisciplinary team (MDT) will meet to plan your treatment.
The MDT for bladder cancer usually includes:
- a urologist – a surgeon who specialises in treating problems of the urinary system
- an oncologist – a specialist in cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy
- a urology specialist nurse – a nurse who gives information and support
- a radiologist – a doctor who helps to analyse x-rays and scans
- a pathologist – a doctor who advises on the type and extent of the cancer
- a specialist stoma nurse – a nurse who supports people with stomas.
- a palliative care specialist – a doctor or nurse who specialises in symptom control.
It may also include other healthcare professionals, such as a dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist (OT), psychologist or counsellor.