A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Members seeking cancer treatment at the KU Cancer Center have access to the Nurse Navigator program, a patient-focused initiative designed to coordinate, communicate and ensure patients are never alone throughout their cancer journey.
Nurse navigators are disease-specific experts in their field and assist referred patients in scheduling needed tests and appointments, gathering medical records and test results, and making all information available to their physician care team.
In addition, they work with the patients to identify and overcome barriers to care such as transportation to treatments, pet care and financial needs by linking the patient with support services. Most importantly, they offer emotional support and education during a challenging time in a patient’s life.
Questions? Contact Andy Robertson, Director of Community at Woodside.