Building a Cancer Treatment Support Team - dummies

Building a Cancer Treatment Support Team

By Alan P. Lyss, Humberto Fagundes, Patricia Corrigan

Part of Chemotherapy and Radiation For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you’re going through treatment, you need not only help from your family and friends but from an entire support team of people, with your doctors at the forefront. Build your support team with the following people to help you manage all levels of cancer treatment:

  • Medical oncologist: A doctor who treats cancer

  • Radiation oncologist: A doctor who directs radiation therapy

  • Social worker: To help with practical concerns

  • Psychologist: To help with emotional concerns

  • Massage therapist: To help manage stress

  • Fitness expert: To help reduce fatigue and keep you moving