When you think of cancer support and treatment, you probably think of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than destroying cancer cells.
During cancer treatment, you need to eat well and keep a health weight.. You need to know where to turn with questions about your treatment or its side effects. You might need help coping with the emotional impact of cancer. So while you might not usually think of a dietitian or a social worker or therapist as important cancer support, they often are.
While your doctor’s main job may be to focus on the cancer, other health professionals will work hard to keep the rest of you healthy.
Here’s an introduction to health care professionals you might lean on for cancer support during treatment.