Cancer Nurse Navigators
Nurse Navigators help patients faced with a cancer diagnosis navigate treatment
options and make more informed decisions.
For any patient, receiving a cancer diagnosis can be both frightening and
confusing. That’s where Nurse Navigators offer comfort and guidance.
Patients are assigned a Nurse Navigator to assist them through the complexities
of a medical system and offer centralized advocacy.
Nurse Navigators help patients comprehend test results and make more informed
medical decisions considering their unique diagnosis and life circumstances.
With access to a broad array of resources, patients with Nurse Navigators
better understand medical terminology and gain the advantage of having
a specialized oncology nurse coordinate among all members of a patient’s
Nurse Navigators spend a great deal of time educating patients about cancer
and explaining treatment options. They also offer advice to minimize fears
and pull together resources from numerous fields. Whether addressing how
to lessen side effects of chemotherapy, suggesting a local support group,
or providing information about financial assistance – CVMC Cancer
Nurse Navigators minimize stress for patients and focus on getting them
the very best outcome possible.
For more information or to make a patient referral, please contact the
Comprehensive Cancer Center at 828.732.6065.