From Your Navigator

Why Nurse Navigators Are Vital for Patients Living with Breast Cancer
From Your NavigatorBreast Cancer
October 2021 Vol 7 No 5 – October 14, 2021
Using Lillie Shockney as her sounding board, Fazila Seker, PhD, describes the importance of the nurse navigator, 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
August 2021 Vol 7 No 4 – August 16, 2021
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
April 2021 Vol 7 No 2 – April 16, 2021
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
December 2020 Vol 6 No 6 – December 22, 2020
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
August 2020 Vol 6 No 4 – August 19, 2020
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
June 2020 Vol 6 No 3 – June 24, 2020
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
Web Exclusives – March 18, 2020
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
February 2020 Vol 6 No 1 – February 21, 2020
Within the oncology world, there is a new controversy thick in the air—"Ringing of the bell."
Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes
From Your NavigatorMyelodysplastic Syndromes
December 2019 Vol 5 No 6 – December 27, 2019
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
June 2019 Vol 5 No 3 – June 25, 2019
“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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