From Your Navigator

Managing Patient Concerns During Survivorship
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.
It's a Lonely Road Without a Navigator
From Your Navigator
Wendy Brooks stresses how important it is for patients to connect with a navigator to help them through their cancer journey.
Improving the Care of Patients with Cancer and Diabetes: The Role of the Navigator
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.
Stay Calm and Keep Moving
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.
6 Steps to Living & Working with Cancer
From Your NavigatorWork 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. Here are some suggestions to help you or a loved one manage cancer and work.
Advice for Newly-Diagnosed Patients with Cancer
From Your Navigator
Sharon Gentry encourages patients who have just been diagnosed with cancer to inquire about connecting with a navigator.
Body Image: A Battle with Ourselves
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?
What Is a Patient Navigator?
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?
Navigating the Unique Needs of Adolescents & Young Adult Cancer Survivors
From Your NavigatorPediatric Cancer
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).
Tips to Managing Hair, Skin, & Nail Changes Resulting From Cancer Therapies
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).
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