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 What We Do

Lung Cancer Rapid Assessment and Management Program (LungRAMP) allows patients who are suspected of having lung cancer to obtain consultation and state-of-the-art diagnostic investigations through a streamlined process. Specialist consultations, tests and, often, a biopsy are typically required to establish a diagnosis. The care we provide you will include some or all of:

  • Pre-consultation
  • Consultation
  • Diagnosis and decision-making

 Testing and Medical Imaging

What to Expect

Testing and medical imaging can occur before and/or after your initial consult with a surgeon, therefore, please be prepared to be contacted with scheduled testing appointments. Be aware that testing appointments have wait times and rescheduling or missing appointments can delay your diagnosis and treatment; if possible try to attend your appointments as initially scheduled.

At all times, if you have any questions about your appointment time, location or preparation for the test, call the surgeon's assistant.

Among the tests you may have are:

 What to Expect

Typically within a week, you are seen at the Thoracic Surgery Clinic at TGH or the Lung Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital clinic where a thoracic surgeon or an interventional pulmonologist will conduct an examination, review available CT scan imaging and, in consultation with you, will determine steps necessary to establish the diagnosis.

In some instances, tests will be scheduled before the initial clinic consultations, based on the provided referral information.

Our administrative assistant will call you with a test schedule and our nurse navigator will be available to answer your questions.

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

Who You Will Meet

When you arrive, you will be greeted by our receptionist who will register you and provide instructions while you wait. Then, your surgeon's assistant will receive you and assign you to a clinic room while you wait to see your surgeon. Depending on your needs and previous arrangement, Sujung Yi, the Nurse navigator, may visit you.

Our surgeons:

You may also meet:

  • Lung RAMP Nurse Navigator
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinic Patient Care Coordinator

Since UHN is a teaching hospital, you may be assessed by a Fellow or Resident before you see your surgeon.​

Surgery

After your surgery date has been decided, you will be scheduled to visit the Pre-Admission Clinic in preparation for the hospital stay.

Please refer to the brochures below to learn more about preparation for some of the most common surgeries for lung cancer, hospital stay and going home after your surgery:

Medical and Radiation Oncology

If you have been referred to see a medical or radiation oncologist, the next step may be receiving chemotherapy.

Follow-Up/Surveillance

In some instances the only intervention is for you to return for a repeat appointment and another scan. We will schedule the next visit before you leave the hospital.​