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A patient navigator serves as a resource through diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients and their families. This service is provided to ensure that a patient’s needs are met in a timely manner, that questions are answered and a patient’s fear or anxiety is not ignored. There are no additional charges to patients or their insurance companies.

Patient Navigators 

Watch or download a podcast of a Sentara cancer patient and his patient navigator

Read a story about the patient navigator program.  

Here are some ways patient navigators can help:
Guide a patient through the multi-disciplinary healthcare system for all aspects of treatment
 Provide packets of educational and supportive materials for patents and families
 Help promote communication with physicians, other healthcare professionals and community-based support programs
Aid in finding transportation to treatment and other cancer appointments
 Help with insurance and financial concerns

 


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