About cancer

Your healthcare team

This section describes the different kinds of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who could be in your healthcare team. There is also information about talking to your doctors and preparing for and going to appointments.

Key points

  • Cancer treatment and care should be provided by a specialist team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Good communication with your doctors and nurses can help reduce fears and anxiety about your treatment and care. It can help you to prepare for appointments.  
  • Plan any questions beforehand and take a friend or relative to help you to remember what is said.
  • If you don’t understand something, or have any questions, you can ask one of your healthcare team.