Cancer Navigation Program

When you are facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, finding the right care and services you need may seem overwhelming. Your oncology navigators work with you, your family and your care team to help plan the best care for you, both in and out of the hospital.

Patient- and Family-Centered Cancer Care

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Our cancer navigation program is centered around you and your needs.

The goal of our navigation team is to help you better understand your diagnosis and to decrease barriers you may face during treatment.

Connecting You to Support and Resources

  • We’ll help you understand what to expect during treatment.
  • We’ll provide you with support services that are tailored to your needs.
  • We'll connect you with available resources to support you, including your transportation or financial needs.

We provide direct access to other members of your care team, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Cancer researchers
  • Social workers
  • Spiritual support
  • Dietitians
  • Counselors
  • Complementary-medicine providers
  • Community foundations

Navigators serve as your personal advocates throughout your cancer journey. Read more about the different types of navigators.

Contact Us

Contact the Cancer Navigation Program via this form or email us.

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