Cancer Care Team

When you receive cancer care at Beacon Health System, you get a team of cancer specialists dedicated to your health and recovery.

Your team may include:

  • Medical oncologists – Doctors who manage your overall cancer treatment and oversee your chemotherapy
  • Radiation oncologists – Doctors who oversee your radiation treatments
  • Radiologists – Doctors who review and analyze your imaging tests, such as X-rays
  • Pathologists – Doctors who study your biopsies and blood tests
  • Genetic counselors – Medical professionals who work with individuals and families to identify their risk for inherited medical conditions
  • Oncology nurses – Nurses who have extensive training in caring for patients with cancer
  • Care coordinators – Experts who direct you and your family to resources that help you manage your care and cope with the emotional and financial stresses that come with a cancer diagnosis
  • Dietitians – Clinicians who offer guidance for eating to enhance recovery and coping with eating issues caused by treatment side effects
  • Physical and occupational therapists – Specialists who help you regain your strength and ability to perform tasks
  • Social workers and discharge planners – Professionals who help you prepare for the care you need after you leave the hospital