If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s likely that your treatment will be handled by a team of healthcare professionals all skilled in specific areas of treating cancer. These will likely include your primary healthcare doctor, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and nutritionists. You may also have to see several different types of doctors as your treatment progresses.
We’ve put together a list of some of the doctors you may come in contact with during your treatment and what their specialty is, based on information from the American Cancer Society.
A thoracic surgeon specializes lung, chest, and abdomen surgeries and will likely be part of your healthcare team if you need surgery for pleural (lungs), peritoneal (stomach), or pericardial (heart) mesothelioma.