Article contributed by Mayo Clinic Patient Navigators Angela Young and Jeri Lensing
The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has Patient Navigators on staff to assist cancer patients. As patient navigators, it is our role to provide nonclinical support to cancer patients, including cancer information, resources to help meet day-to-day needs, and emotional support. We assess for the immediate needs, address those concerns, and lay the groundwork for future or ongoing support. Patient Navigators are active members of your healthcare team and work to address patient and caregiver needs.
Conversations to have with a Patient Navigator might include:
Learn more: Navigator-Notes.pdf