Medical oncologist who specializes in using drug therapy (chemotherapy) to treat cancer.
Radiation oncologist who specializes in using radiation therapy to treat cancer.
Oncology nurse who specializes in cancer care. An oncology nurse can work with you on every aspect of your care, from helping you understand your diagnosis and treatment to providing emotional and social support.
Social worker who is professionally trained in counseling and practical assistance, community support programs, home care, transportation, medical assistance, insurance, and entitlement programs. Social workers are very helpful advocates, especially when you are first diagnosed and unsure about what to do next.
Patient navigator who educates patients about the disease and serves as an advocate on behalf of the patient and their caregivers throughout cancer treatment.
Clinical trial or research nurse if you are participating in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are necessary for finding new treatments and improving patient care. Clinical trial nurses play a key role in this research by ensuring patients’ safety and offering support throughout the research study.
Palliative care specialist who focuses on providing care and treatments which improve quality of life for people in any stage of their illness.
Genetic counselor who works with people who are thinking about having genetic testing. They can talk with you about your risk of an inherited cancer syndrome, explain the tests and results, and help you talk with your doctor and your family about what the results mean.
Nutritionist or registered dietitian who is an expert in helping you maintain healthy eating habits. This is important in the recovery process. These professionals help you overcome potential side effects of treatment such as poor appetite, nausea or mouth sores. It is important to note that natural remedies and supplements should only be taken under the supervision of a naturopathic physician in consultation with your gynecologic oncologist.