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 the steps below.
Within one to two business days of our office receiving a referral, you will be contacted by a thoracic surgeon’s or an interventional pulmonologist’s assistant to schedule a consultation and preliminary tests. Our nurse navigator will contact you one to two days later, to gather additional health information, provide support and answer your questions.
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Typically within a week, you will be seen at the Thoracic Surgery Clinic at TGH or the Lung Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital 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.
Depending on physician, Lung RAMP patients are seen either at:
Thoracic Surgery ClinicToronto General Hospital |
Maps & DirectionsNorman Urquhart Building - 10th Floor, Room 1000
Lung ClinicPrincess Margaret |
Maps & Directions2nd Floor (in the Lung, Skin and Sarcoma Clinic)
Once all the tests are complete, you will be seen again by a thoracic surgeon or an interventional pulmonologist to discuss results and decide on treatment or follow up as necessary.
Depending on the diagnosis, you may be referred to Princess Margaret Medical and/or Radiation Oncology, offered surgery or scheduled for a follow up visit. In some instances, no follow up is required.