From Your Navigator

Can I Avoid Nausea with Chemotherapy?
From Your Navigator
Nausea is clearly one of the associations people make when they think of chemotherapy, but chemotherapy is not the only type of cancer treatment that can produce nausea.
Health Literacy & Patient Empowerment: The Role of Your Nurse Navigator
From Your Navigator
According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, approximately 1 in 5 American adults has a low literacy level or lacks the necessary literacy skills to navigate our healthcare system.
Fighting Back Fatigue
From Your Navigator
When the body is healing, energy is directed toward repairing the cells that have been damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation; this often leads to an energy deficit described as fatigue and weariness.
Oral Chemo Challenges of and Tools for Adherence
ChemotherapyFrom Your Navigator
The use of oral chemotherapy drugs is expected to more than double in the next several years. Oral drugs offer many advantages to patients, including greater convenience, flexibility, and less disruption of daily activities for patients, their families, and caregivers.
Navigating the Continuum of Cancer Care
From Your NavigatorNavigators
Here is a look at the role of the navigator by oncology nurse navigator Cheryl Bellomo.
Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial
Clinical TrialsFrom Your Navigator
Clinical trials may be a good treatment option for some patients with cancer, but these trials can be difficult to understand.
How Your Oncology Nurse Navigator Can Help You
From Your NavigatorNavigators
When first diagnosed with cancer, the diagnosis, treatment options, and choices can be overwhelming. Your oncology navigator can help you sort through some of the confusion.
The Cancer Journey - It Takes a Team
From Your NavigatorSurvivorship
The care of patients with cancer and their families involves a team approach from the time of diagnosis and along the continuum of care.
Palliative Care is not a “4-Letter Word”
From Your NavigatorPalliative CareSurvivorship
Early identification of the unwanted symptoms of cancer and of treatment helps to improve the quality of life of patients and increase their trust in the healthcare system.
What is a Navigator?
From Your NavigatorNavigators
You have just been diagnosed with cancer, and one of the first people you meet on your healthcare team is introduced as a navigator. “A what?” you think. “I need doctors, not a GPS!” But overtime, you will realize this person is a great guide.
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