Your treatment management

Understanding your care team

Being diagnosed with NSCLC may seem like a lonely, isolating experience. But it’s important to know that help is available from the different healthcare professionals in your care team.

Your cancer care team consists of healthcare professionals (such as doctors, nurses, and therapists) who combine their different skills and experience to make sure you get the best care possible. This may be medical or surgical care but may also be practical and emotional support during difficult times.1,2 

At the heart of your care team is you. So don’t be afraid to ask the members of your care team any questions you might have, no matter how big or small. It may be useful to note down the name and role of each professional you encounter along your cancer journey, as well as contact information in case you need to get in touch. 

This section of the website will explore the roles and responsibilities of the people in your healthcare team and guide you through potential discussions and how to maximise your appointments.

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Non-small cell lung cancer

  1. Cancer Care Org. Your Health Care Team: Understanding Their Roles. Available at: Last accessed: July 2021.
  2. Lung Cancer Nursing UK. Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. Available at: Last Accessed: July 2021