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Your Healthcare Team

Build your team

Among the most important decisions that you will make along your journey is who the members of your healthcare team will be. It is easy to become a passive observer as your healthcare team is assembling ifyou have just been diagnosed with a life-altering condition. Perhaps you have regular checkups at a primary care physician who takes your insurance and is convenient to your work. And then you see specialists and attend clinics and hospitals recommended by this doctor. Before you know it, this group of individuals, who will play an essential role in determining the course of your journey and its success, has been put together without much input at all from its most important member: you.

Your Treatment Team and what you should know

Lung cancer can cause a great deal of uncertainty, but there is a team of highly trained professionals whose job it is to help you with these difficult times. The number of people you meet and the information you receive about therapy can be overwhelming and confusing. The information in this brochure will introduce you to members of the cancer care team and provide a short list of questions to ask them about your treatment.

The Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Team

(As a disclaimer) It is very important to inform each of your healthcare providers about all of the treatment approaches you are using. This is particularly important if you choose an integrative medicine approach that involves healthcare providers or treatments from several different medical providers.

You can order our free brochure, Your Treatment Team and What You Should Know,  that explains the role of each member of your cancer treatment team and helps you prepare your questions before your appointment. Be sure and prepare and write down your questions prior to your appointment. This will help you better communicate with your team.