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If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, finding a doctor and treatment facility for your cancer care is an important step to getting the best treatment possible. Although the healthcare system is complex, resources are available to guide you in finding a doctor, getting a second opinion, and choosing a treatment facility.
Your doctor may refer you to a specialist who has experience treating lung cancer, or you may ask for a referral. You may have a team of specialists. Specialists who treat lung cancer include:
Below are suggestions and information resources to help you with these important decisions.
National Cancer Institute
American Board of Medical Specialties
The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists is available at most public libraries.
American Medical Association
Physician Select is a free, online search service that offers basic professional information on nearly all licensed physicians in the United States. This service can be accessed at www.ama-assn.org
American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)
ASCO offers a free, searchable, online list of ASCO members available at www.asco.org/ .
Your first meeting with someone you are considering to be your doctor is an opportunity to collect valuable information that will help you later decide whether you want him or her on your cancer care team.
Educational information provided by The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Internet site.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 04:26|