Oncology Nurse Navigator
Your Personal Guide During Cancer Care
At MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, patients diagnosed with cancer may be guided through the process of their treatment by an Oncology Nurse Navigator. Patients with cancer have a lot of questions and the nurse navigator is there to answer them.
The nurse navigator translates medical information and helps patients and their families understand the plan of care and what to expect from treatments and medications. This enables families to make practical plans and take action on their own behalf. The navigator also coordinates care with other treatment team members, including appointments for consultations and physician visits. This type of support is vital for patients with cancer, who may have as many as 100 medical appointments in the year following diagnosis.