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From Your Navigator

From Your NavigatorSurvivorship
Wendy Brooks acknowledges that patients are often more anxious post-treatment than they are during treatment and explains how she helps her patients manage their post-treatment concerns.
From Your Navigator
Wendy Brooks stresses how important it is for patients to connect with a navigator to help them through their cancer journey.
From Your NavigatorSurvivorship
“Navigators can play an important role in assisting patients and caregivers in managing diabetes and cancer treatment,” says oncology nurse navigator Cheryl Bellomo.
Exercise & CancerFrom Your Navigator
Staying active is one of the best ways to care for your health. In fact, during times of illness, a person’s activity level can predict how well they will recover. Sitting for a long time has been suggested as harmful to our health.
From Your NavigatorWorking and Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, there are 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and more than 40% are of working age. By 2026, this number is estimated to be 20.3 million cancer survivors.
From Your Navigator
Do you ever look at yourself and think you would be happier if a certain body part or parts looked different or “better”? Ever feel that your self-worth is contingent on how you believe others perceive you, such as how physically attractive you are?
From Your Navigator
The term "patient navigator" seems to be popping up more often in articles about healthcare. Just who, or what, is a patient navigator? More important, why is this person important to you, the patient?
From Your Navigator
Each year, approximately 70,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 39 years are diagnosed with cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. These young cancer survivors face many short-term and long-term health issues (including heart problems and infertility), as well as psychosocial issues (low levels of education, employment, and finances).
From Your Navigator
Many cancer treatments are associated with side effects that affect the physical appearance of hair, nails, and skin. However, not all cancer-fighting drugs cause complete hair loss (called alopecia).
From Your Navigator
A diagnosis of a life-threatening illness such as cancer is almost universally experienced as stressful. The negative effects of stress on psychological and health outcomes have received much attention.
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