Who Makes Up Your Mesothelioma Oncology Team?

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., in New York City, the goal of our asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys is to counsel clients throughout a potential lawsuit. But we also aim to make sure that clients and their families have access to the best, most current and thorough “meso” treatment information available.

Any mesothelioma treatment regimen likely begins with a general physician and an oncologist, or cancer doctor.

With that in mind, our lawyers want to illuminate just how many medical professionals contribute to the treatment of an asbestos-exposure patient.

Any cancer treatment regimen likely begins with a general physician and then an oncologist, or cancer doctor.

Along the way, however, patients are likely to visit with the following types of medical specialists:

  • A PATIENT “NAVIGATOR” — THIS PERSON SERVES AS A CONCIERGE OF SORTS TO VARIOUS TREATMENTS AND SERVICES.
  • AN ONCOLOGY NURSE OR NURSE PRACTITIONER — THESE ARE SPECIALIZED CAREGIVERS TRAINED SPECIFICALLY TO WORK WITH CANCER SURVIVORS.
  • PALLIATIVE CARE DOCTORS AND NURSES — THESE PROFESSIONALS ARE ESPECIALLY HELPFUL WHEN A MESO PATIENT IS EXPERIENCING A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN.
  • PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT — BUSY DOCTORS MAY RELY ON THESE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO COMPLETE ROUTINE PROCEDURES SUCH AS PATIENT INTAKE OR PHYSICAL EXAMS.
  • ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORKER — THIS CAREGIVER IS WELL-SUITED TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY COPE AND LOCATE APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES.
  • PATHOLOGIST — THIS DOCTOR’S SPECIALTY REVOLVES AROUND CELLS, TISSUES, BLOOD AND ORGANS.
  • RADIOLOGIST — SINCE IMAGING TESTS CAN BE ESSENTIAL TO DIAGNOSING AND TRACKING MESOTHELIOMA, DOCTORS RELY ON A RADIOLOGIST TO CONDUCT AND READ THE RESULTS OF VARIOUS IMAGING TESTS.

All this being said, each person’s treatment is unique. That’s why our attorneys take pride in providing you and your caregivers with whatever resources and information we can to help you manage this challenging time.

If you’re in New York and want advice and guidance from an attorney who cares about you (not just your lawsuit), please contact The Williams Law Firm online through this website or call (855) 955-6376 .

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