Choosing Your Healthcare Team
Think of your healthcare team as your personal support network that includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals. Let’s get to know the people who will be helping you get through treatment.
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Author: Deborah Abrams KaplanOne of the first things that a newly diagnosed patient with cancer must do is select an oncologist who will direct treatment and serve as the primary medical advisor. These are tips for choosing an oncologist.
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Source: Cancer Support CommunityAn important decision you will make about your cancer treatment is choosing a doctor, a team, and a cancer center. Focus on feeling comfortable with your doctor, nurse, social worker, and other office or healthcare staff.
Source: American Cancer SocietyIt’s important to feel at ease with your doctor. How well you are able to talk with your doctor is a key part of getting the care that’s best for you.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityYou are the expert in your cancer experience. Together, you and your healthcare team can work to get the best care for you. Knowing who is on your team will make it easier to efficiently manage your treatment and find resources you need.
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