Your Health Care Team
A multi-disciplinary team will provide treatment for your ovarian cancer. Remember, communication works best when a partnership develops between you, your family and friends (or caregivers) and your healthcare team. Ask questions and share your feelings so that your healthcare team can give you the information you need.
Members of your health care team
The only board-certified sub specialist with training and expertise in all aspects of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer.
A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis of cancer and the use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Your medical oncologist determines what drugs will be part of your treatment and monitors the effects of these drugs.
A registered nurse with special skills in providing you with preventive, educational or supportive services while undergoing chemotherapy.
Systemic support nurse
A registered nurse who has specialized in the administration of chemotherapy treatments.
The specialist who prepares the drugs needed for your chemotherapy and plays a key role in identifying any possible side effects or drug-related problems during your treatment.
Nutritionists, psychosocial resources and dental services may also be a part of your health care team. You may also want to find out what other resources are available to you through your health care team.