What to expect

1- What happens after I meet with my specialist?

You have been referred to a specialist because of abnormal test results or symptoms that have persisted despite treatment.

Your specialist will conduct a thorough investigation to find the cause of your symptoms or abnormal imaging result. You may feel worried during this process, but rest assured that you are not alone, as our team will support you

You received a note sheet that you can use to write down the dates of your upcoming tests given to you by different departments. Descriptions of the prescribed tests can be found on the back of this document. If you need more support, please contact us.

2- Who can help me?

Your specialist will send a referral to the Coordination and Support Centre. A nurse from the centre will contact you within 24 to 48 hours of receiving the request. A meeting can be scheduled if you feel this will help you.

During the call or appointment, the nurse will explain all the tests that have been ordered, what you should do to prepare, and what to expect afterwards. The nurse can also answer any questions that you or your loved ones may have.

3- What tests will I need?

It is important to have any required tests done as soon as possible. You should therefore make sure you are available for these tests and adjust your schedule if necessary. 

Diagnostic imaging is a first step. Other tests may also be ordered, such as:

  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Endoscopic exams
  • Biopsies

4- How will I get my results?

Once all of your test results are ready, we will schedule an appointment with you and your specialist, who will give you your diagnosis.

5- What if my tests indicate cancer?

Your specialist will discuss a care plan with you that is adapted to your needs. You will then be referred to an oncology pivot nurse, who will support you and answer your questions.

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