Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment

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The Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP) is a key component of the Central East Regional Thoracic Program providing patients with suspected lung and esophageal cancer timely access to high quality, consistent care close to home. We have clinics throughout the region in Peterborough, Scarborough and at the Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

We also partner with Michael Garron Hospital to provide quick and easy access to expert thoracic care for people living in West Durham and Scarborough so they can receive diagnosis and treatment in their own community. You can learn more about the Michael Garron - Lakeridge Health Thoracic Collaboration here. 

How the Thoracic DAP works 

Each patient works closely with a nurse navigator who, with our surgeons and the entire health care team, ensures care is coordinated every step of the diagnostic process, and preparing some patients for surgery.

The Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment Program also includes a respirologist-led Malignant Pleural Effusion clinic that helps diagnose and treat patients who have fluid around their lungs (pleural effusion) related to a cancer diagnosis.

Treatment for lung and esophageal cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, and or radiation.

The Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment Program and Malignant Pleural Effusion Clinic are offered in Clinic E at the  R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre at our Oshawa site.

Directions

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From Hospital Court, enter through the main lobby and continue past the food court to the A-wing hallway, located just past the lobby escalators. Turn left into the A-wing hallway and continue past the double doors into the first floor of the cancer centre. Turn left towards the C-Wing elevators and continue past them into Clinic E to your right. The reception desk is just inside the doors past the waiting room.

From Parkwood Court, the main entrance to the cancer centre is at the set of hospital doors furthest to the east on Parkwood Court. Come through this entrance and head straight towards the C-Wing elevators. Continue past the elevators into Clinic E to your right. The reception desk is just inside the doors past the waiting room.

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