Lung cancer treatment near Sydney

A person with a suspected or confirmed lung cancer should:

  •  have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP)
  • be referred to a specialist who works at one of the recommended specialist hospitals for the treatment of lung cancer.
     

There are a number of recommended hospitals for lung cancer treatment. Ideally, people with lung cancer should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer involves a team of specialists. You should be initially referred to is a respiratory physician or a cardiothoracic surgeon. 

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment.

Where to have treatment

Treatment for lung cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with lung cancer have a combination of these treatments.

Recommended hospitals for lung cancer treatment

Recommended hospitals that have a specialist lung cancer centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Find a cancer care team

All people with lung cancer in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and can include a chest x-ray and computed tomography (CT) scan.

A suspicion of lung cancer requires immediate referral to a specialist. If initial tests cannot be completed referral should not be delayed.

  • Test results should be provided to the patient within one week.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of referral by the GP.

More information about the lung cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:


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