Getting the Right Team to Manage Lung Cancer Better

Publisher: Everyday Health
Author: Julia Califano

Lung Cancer affects a patient and their caregivers physically, psychologically and financially. When dealing with the condition and its treatment the care team needs to address different challenges and help ease the rough journey. A number of professionals with different specializations and skills can help.

Healthcare professionals that can provide guidance for the treatment, alleviate symptoms and address side effects while others support non-medical aspects for patients and caregivers.

  • Medical Management – Oncologists (Thoracic, Radiation), Pulmonologist , Palliative Care doctors and a specialist nursing team
  • Physiological Management –Nutritionist/Dietician, Occupational Therapist to address symptoms
  • Psychological management – Psychologist /Psychiatrist, Oncology Social Workers

It is also important to take the help of a Financial Counselor or Navigator to deal with planning reserves and expenses while a Religious Support Person can help address spiritual issues.

Though this article focuses on Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), the insights are relevant to all forms of terminal and chronic conditions.

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