The role of allied health professionals
Allied health professionals play an important role within a multidisciplinary care approach to enhance the health and wellbeing of patients and carers affected by upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer.
Allied health professionals provide a broad range of health services to improve the health outcomes for people living with cancer. They are qualified practitioners who specialise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses.
Allied health professionals form a vital part of the treating team and help patients with many aspects of their health and wellbeing following a cancer diagnosis, through to treatment, survivorship and palliative care.
Cancer allied health services include:
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Speech Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Exercise Physiology
- Spiritual Care
Accessing allied health care professionals
Speak with your oncologist or treating team for recommendations on allied health professionals that would be suitable to support you on your journey.
Alternatively, contact Pancare’s PanSupport team for further information regarding allied health professionals in your area.