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From Your Navigator

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.
Your Navigator Will Help You Gain a Sense of Control Over Cancer
From Your Navigator
Longtime nurse navigator Sharon Gentry describes how a nurse navigator will help ensure you get the best possible care during your treatment and beyond. The article includes useful sources and a handy chart for easy reference.
Breathe Through Anxiety
From Your NavigatorStress Management
When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can add to the difficulties of dealing with cancer. Cancer survivor and nurse navigator Deborah Gomer provides easy-to-use breathing exercises that help restore calm and alleviate anxiety. Remember to breathe!
The Second Set of Ears
From Your Navigator
Clara Lambert recommends bringing a "second set of ears" to appointments because people hear things differently and patients are often overwhelmed. A friend or partner can help focus the conversation.
Role of the Financial Navigator
Financial SupportFrom Your Navigator
Clara Lambert explains the areas addressed by the financial navigator and walks through the role of the financial navigator in addressing the patient's financial burden relative to their care.
7 Tips on Coping with Your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis
From Your NavigatorPediatric Cancer
Jordan Henderson, Survivorship Nurse Navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, offers tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s cancer diagnosis.
Working with Your Navigator
From Your Navigator
Nurse Navigator Sharon Gentry explains the critical role a “navigator” plays throughout cancer treatment and offers useful strategies for patients to communicate with and properly utilize their navigators to receive the best possible care.
Financial Support and Resources for Patients with Cancer and Their Families
Financial SupportFrom Your Navigator
Lillie Shockney addresses the prevalent issue of financial toxicity and identifies a number of resources and services that can help patients and families manage the cost of cancer care.
Cancer and the Workplace
From Your NavigatorWork and Cancer
Lillie Shockney clears up some misconceptions that patients and employers have regarding functioning in the workplace after being diagnosed with cancer.
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