Interior view: a small group of specialists is discussing treatment procedures with a patient. Verso: WHO/11020. France-Cancer. The Basic Troika gets to work. In a special issue World Health sets out to show how cancer, the world's second leading cause of death, is being fought. The treatment of cancer varies from one patient to the next; it is no longer the reponsibility of a single doctor, but has to be decided jointlyby a team. Our photos show how such a team works togther at the Gustave Roussy Institute at Villejuif near Paris and how the various specialists each play their part in treating the same patient. The basic threesome that every patient should be seen by consists of a physician, a surgeon and a radiologist. After examining the patient it is up to them to decide on treatment. The team, as constituted at Villejuif, is led by one of the group who bears overall responsibility. Other members may have to join the team - including pathologist and biologist- and may also have to play thier part in deciding on treatment. Left to right: Dr. Hourtoulle, surgeon; Dr. Schweissguth, physician and Dr. Bamberger, radiologist, examine a patient.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151005