Thoracic cancers are tumours that occur within the chest (thorax). They include small-cell and non-small cell lung cancers, mesothelioma and thymic cancers.
I have over 18 years’ experience as an oncology nurse with a Masters in Cancer Nursing and Public Health. I am committed to improving outcomes for lung cancer patients and coordinate the care of those with suspected thoracic malignancy, early and advanced stage disease. I work closely with the multidisciplinary team.
I am an active member of national and international thoracic cancer nursing organisations and am the NSW steering committee representative for the Australian and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (ANZLCNF).
When diagnosed with cancer, it's common to feel overwhelmed and forget questions to ask the doctor. The Cancer Council offers a list of suggested questions for you or your carer to ask at appointments.
These can help you be more involved in your care.