Your healthcare team

Listed below are the healthcare professionals that will most likely work as a multidisciplinary team to treat you:

Health professional  Role
GP continues to see you for day-to-day health care issues
medical oncologist prescribes and coordinates the course of chemotherapy
radiation oncologist prescribes and coordinates the course of radiation therapy
nurses give the course of treatment, and support and assist you through all stages of your treatment
cancer care coordinator supports patients and families throughout treatment and liaises with other staff
dietitian Recommends an eating plan for you and helps with digestive issues, such as nausea
palliative care team specialise in pain and symptom control to maximise wellbeing and improve quality of life
social worker links you to support services and helps you with emotional and practical issues
counsellor, psychologist, clinical psychiatrist provide emotional support and help manage any feelings of depression and anxiety
spiritual adviser, chaplain, pastoral carer talk about spiritual matters and help you reflect on your life and search for meaning

This information was last reviewed in December 2016
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