Nurse Navigator Program
A cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling stunned and overwhelmed. But at Northern Light Cancer Care, you don’t have to navigate your cancer journey alone.
While our physicians and staff use the best technologies to tailor treatment to each person's individual needs, our nurse navigators steer patients, and their families through an unfamiliar world of appointments, and questions. Our navigators can help lessen some of the burden and fear and keep you on track with resources and solutions.
Nurse navigators guide patients with cancer
From initial diagnosis until your treatment plan is established, our nurse navigators guide you through initial testing and appointments, answering questions and providing emotional support every step of the way. Your navigator then remains an additional resource for you throughout your cancer journey.
Nurse navigators make sure everything is ready for you to see a specialist, including collecting medical record information for the doctor’s analysis, getting orders for additional tests when needed and identifying support services.
Nurse navigators also:
- Talk to you when you're unclear about your diagnosis
- Answer questions you may have about your diagnosis and treatments
- Prepare you for your first visit with a physician
- Provide emotional support for you and family members
Connecting you with resources
Nurse navigators also connect you with resources to help with any concerns or needs you may have. For instance, they can help patients traveling from a long distance connect with lodging options or schedule an appointment with a nutritionist. They provide emotional support and clinical expertise, as well.
For information on our nurse navigator program, please call 207.973.7478 and ask to be connected with a nurse navigator.