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From Your Navigator

Why Nurse Navigators Are Vital for Patients Living with Breast Cancer
Breast CancerFrom Your Navigator
Fazila Seker, PhD, describes the nuances of the nurse navigator position, offering valuable advice to patients with behind-the-scenes insights into the healthcare system.
“You’re 29 Years Old, There Is No Way You Have Cancer”
Patient StoriesPediatric CancerFrom Your Navigator
In 2015, Amanda Bruffy, RN, BSN, CNRN, OCN, was about to turn 30, newly single, and had a great job as an oncology nurse navigator when she couldn’t get over a nagging abdominal pain. “My role as an oncology nurse navigator has forever been changed after being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis,” she says.
Fertility Preservation in Young Adults with Cancer
Fertility PreservationFrom Your Navigator
Find out what is involved in fertility preservation, and why young adults with cancer may need to consider it before beginning their cancer treatment.
Anything But Routine: Fertility Preservation Story of Hope
Fertility PreservationFrom Your Navigator
Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG, talks about the hard lessons she’s learned as a patient navigator and the amazing results of her first experience as a fertility preservation navigator.
Understanding and Managing Mucositis
From Your NavigatorSide-Effects ManagementChemotherapy
Nurse navigator Deborah Gomer explains the causes, symptoms, and prevention methods of mucositis, an oral and digestive system condition interfering with eating, swallowing, and talking and affecting roughly 50% of patients who receive chemotherapy.
Navigating Through Cancer: Julie Behan, a Compassionate Patient Navigator
From Your Navigator
Julie Behan has been a patient navigator at the American Cancer Society for 24 years. Her story reveals unusual dedication and determination in helping patients with cancer get the care and support they need.
Coronavirus FAQs for People with Cancer: Interview with Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
COVID-19 & CancerFrom Your NavigatorNewsworthy
COVID-19, the respiratory infection caused by the new coronavirus, is making headlines around the world. Find out what you need to know about this global disease outbreak and how to protect yourself.
The Rite of Passage
From Your Navigator
Within the oncology world, there is a new controversy thick in the air—"Ringing of the bell."
Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes
From Your NavigatorMyelodysplastic Syndromes
Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of cancers that affect immature blood cells in the bone marrow. Two oncology navigators explain the risk factors and current treatment options available for patients diagnosed with this type of malignancy.
Communicating About Cancer—More Fun Than Jury Duty
Family MembersFrom Your Navigator
“A cancer diagnosis can derail even the best methods of communication,” says oncology social worker Katie Narvarte. She offers tips on how to address difficult topics related to cancer, and how to avoid saying the wrong things.
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