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 care team.
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.