Types of doctors and your cancer

After your cancer diagnosis, your treatment will be handled by a team of doctors, nurses and specialists with different skills and expertise.

Your treatment plan will depend on your type of cancer and the services that are available in the Northern Territory (NT). 

The team may include any of the following professionals:

  • haematologist
  • radiation oncologist
  • specialist surgeon
  • pathologist
  • cancer care nurse
  • breast cancer nurse
  • cancer care coordinator
  • chemotherapy nurse
  • general practitioner
  • nutritionists
  • occupational therapist
  • physiotherapist
  • psychologist
  • speech pathologist
  • social worker.

General practitioners (GPs) and your cancer diagnosis

Your GP plays an important role in both preventing cancer and detecting cancer early. This includes ordering preliminary tests, referring you to specialists and taking part in screening programs.

Last updated: 27 June 2017