Lung MDC

The Lung Multidisciplinary Clinic treats patients who have been diagnosed with:
Lung cancer (non-small cell and small cell)
Thymoma
Mesothelioma
• Other tumors that have metastasized to the lung (lung metastasis)
 
The lung cancer MDC offers treatment and palliative measures to accepted patients. Patients are usually referred through triage (new patients) clinic at KHCC or their treating physician will refer their case to the rest of the MDC team.
 
After having been reviewed by the screening clinic, the patient is then referred to a medical oncologist. The oncologist will present the patient’s case to the MDC, and they will then decide on a treatment plan that can involve chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of all three. If the patient is a smoker, they will also be referred to the Smoking Cessation Clinic  at KHCC.
 
The lung clinic uses a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to accurately determine the nature and stage of the disease, such as Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) to monitor breathing and the endobronchia ultrasound (EBUS) technique and PET scan for staging.
 
Who’s on the team?
Dr. Jamal KhaderHead of Lung MDC
Dr. Abdelatif Oqla Al Ibrahimi
Dr. Saeed Fayoumi
Dr. Heba Farfoura

Ancillary and patient support services
The lung clinic works in close cooperation with respiratory technicians to help with breathing, the pain and palliative team, nutritionists, psychiatrists and social workers at KHCC in order to provide patients with the most comprehensive care possible.