Neuro-oncology MDC

The neuro-oncology multidisciplinary clinic treats patients diagnosed with brain, spinal cord, and other tumors originating from the central nervous system.
Patients are usually referred to the MDC internally from the neurosurgical department or through direct admission from other hospitals. Patients are also referred from the KHCC screening clinic. Once the patient is accepted to the MDC, their treating physician will present the case to the MDC panel. The patient will typically have had a comprehensive diagnostic procedure, but may need more investigation when admitted to the neuro-oncology MDC. The doctor on the MDC will carefully review the patient’s case and decide on a comprehensive treatment plan. The two main treatment methods used to treat central nervous system tumors are neurosurgery and/or radiation therapy. Some cases may also require chemotherapy.
At the first appointment with the neuro-oncology MDC, the primary physician will meet with the patient to explain to the situation, discuss treatment options, possible side-effects, and likely outcomes.
Who’s on the MDC team?
Ancillary and patient support services
The neuro-oncology MDC works in close cooperation with social workers, psychiatrists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, and dentists in order to give patients the most comprehensive care possible.