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An expert lawyer will become an essential part of your support network, offering:
- Advice and support on legal issues following your diagnosis. This may include dealing with you employers, pension providers, insurance providers, the local authority, utility companies and the government.
- Continuity of care. Your lawyer will liaise with your lung cancer nurses and the medical teams, ensuring care and treatment runs as smoothly as possible.
- Confidential discussions of concerns or questions. Your lawyer can also arrange for practical problems to be resolved, such as adaptions to your home, arranging your financial, property or business affairs, or chasing other professionals to provide all-encompassing support.
- Signposting to local and national cancer services, such as friendship and support groups.
- Information regarding the benefits you may be entitled to, as well as arranging for all relevant applications to be submitted on your behalf.
- Peace of mind that your loved ones will be looked after financially by obtaining civil compensation. Your solicitor will operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, with their fees paid by the insurer or the government.
A ‘clinical nurse specialist’ has undergone dedicated training and has expert knowledge and experience in treating those suffering from lung cancer. Often clinical nurse specialists are referred to as the ‘key worker’ or the ‘lung cancer nurse’. They will be part of a team of healthcare professionals providing you with support, information and advice during investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
A lung cancer nurse can assist you with the following;
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- Advice and support on medical issues after your diagnosis. They will also address any concerns or questions confidentially.
- A full assessment of your needs, including assistance to control any symptoms. They will support you throughout your care and treatment, ensuring it runs smoothly. A lung cancer nurse will also identify the best combination of drugs and pain relievers at each stage in your care and treatment plan. Lung cancer nurses commonly know more about this than a GP.
- Up to date information about lung cancer and its treatment (if required). This may include any new treatments and/or clinical trials available in your area.
- Contact with local and national cancer services, such as friendship and support groups.
- Emotional support.
- Continuity of care by closely liaising with other health care professionals.
- Information regarding benefit entitlements available for cancer patients.