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Nurse Navigators

Guiding Patients Throughout Their Journey

A diagnosis of cancer is the start of a unique journey, one that can often be challenging. To guide and support patients and their families, the Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center offers a complementary Cancer Nurse Navigator program.

Our Cancer Center Nurse Navigator program is a completely free, confidential service and does not require a physician's referral. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 540.741.1211.

Cancer Nurse Navigators are dedicated registered nurses specially trained and experienced in cancer care. They provide information, guidance, compassionate and personalized support every step along the cancer journey - from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. As the cancer patient's advocate, Nurse Navigators also identify any barriers to care and help locate the resources to overcome them.

Our MWHC Cancer Nurse Navigators will help:

  • Expedite scheduling and coordinating of diagnostic tests and physician appointments
  • Coordinate the plan of care between your primary care and oncology physicians
  • Give emotional support, including one-on-one time
  • Provide recommendations for counseling services
  • Explain your diagnosis and treatment options
  • Gain access to possible clinical trials
  • Answer questions about cancer and your diagnosis
  • Provide educational materials on specific types of cancer
  • Make connections for you with community resources and support groups
  • Guide you throughout your journey into survivorship
  • Introduce you to spiritual support and guidance

The MWHC Regional Cancer Center understands the many aspects of your life that can be affected by a cancer diagnosis, and are here for you. We have free resources to help. Your Cancer Nurse Navigator can help you get connected with these services.
Available services include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Financial counseling and assistance
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Cancer support groups
  • Spiritual and emotional guidance
  • A full array of Integrative Medicine Services

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 540.741.1211.

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