What to do when you're diagnosed with cancer: A top doctor's guide to coping with the battle of your life
Avoid panicking although this is easier said than done. The very mention of cancer inspires fear but these days, many early cancers have a very good prognosis, allowing patients to lead a normal life after adequate treatment.
... A good GP with whom you share a rapport and understanding can be the linchpin of your medical journey. He or she can refer you to capable and considerate specialists, organize tests and serve as a valuable sounding board.
Your GP, another specialist or the hospital system will usually refer you to an oncologist.
...Take time to find a suitable oncologist and take the trouble to understand your diagnosis and its implications.
Wish I'd had a guide when we went through it. Article gives some sound advice.