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Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation is a process by which a person with a suspicious finding or known cancer is guided through and around the cancer care system.  Being told you have cancer often brings with it more questions than answers, fear of what is to come and stress for all those involved.

Through the Cancer Care program of Eastern Health, specially trained oncology (cancer) nurses act as compassionate and effective guides.  The patient navigator offers practical help to bridge the gap and assist patients, families and caregivers understand and work through the series of treatments, services and challenges encountered on their cancer journey.

For more information on patient navigators, click here.


Updated Jul 17, 2012