With acute myeloid leukemia (AML) care, who are the members of the multidisciplinary team? Watch as expert Dr. Catherine Lai shares the team members involved in care of the whole AML patient.
I had many medical professionals that participated early on in my care. Can you speak on the role of the multidisciplinary care team that plays in AML care?
Dr. Catherine Lai:
Yeah, this is…this is an excellent question. I would say that treating leukemia is a team sport, everybody has their role, and it’s not just one person, and this is part of why I love treating leukemia patients, is that we’re able to engage multiple players, everybody is good at their particular thing, and so one analogy is that…we’re kind of like a baseball team, is that you want everybody to be able to do their own…have their own position. What a standard for our center is that we have the leukemia physician, there’s a specific leukemia nurse, we engage our social worker very early on, and also our cancer nutritionists and physical therapist and occupational therapist so we all work together at different parts of the treatment journey to make sure the patient is getting everything that they need and the whole person is being taken care of.