Your health care team
Each person living with lung cancer has individual needs depending on their symptoms, condition and the severity of their disease. Therefore, it may be important that you see a range of health professionals who are experts in their fields to ensure that you receive the best possible care. This team of health professionals is known as the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Understanding the individual roles of the different health professionals is important so you can identify who needs to be a part of your health care team. It is also important to engage with a team you trust and with whom you feel confident talking about your treatments, needs and wishes. Members of your healthcare team may be located across different healthcare settings, including; hospitals, general practitioners, clinics and community health networks. Members of your health care team can include a respiratory physician, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon, palliative care physician, lung cancer nurse, social worker, pharmacist, psychologist, physiotherapist, and your General Practitioner (GP).