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
  • 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.

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