There may be times when you need a lot of help and support from doctors, nurses and other carers. For example, you may need extra support if you are having treatments like chemotherapy, or if you have symptoms that are worrying you. But at other times you may need very little help from your healthcare team, and you might only see them for check-ups.
If you’re having treatment such as chemotherapy, targeted (biological) therapy, hormonal therapy or radiotherapy, you will be looked after by a cancer doctor. You will usually go to the hospital regularly for check-ups.
If you are no longer having treatment to control the cancer, you might be referred to a palliative care team. These are specialists who help you to manage symptoms such as pain. They are usually based in hospitals and hospices.