When diagnosed with cancer, patients enter a world of the unknown: surgeries, treatments, financial insecurities, insurance complexities, housing and transportation challenges, and many other unfamiliar issues. While advances in cancer treatment are encouraging, health care in the United States has become increasingly complex, making it difficult for patients to negotiate their way through health care systems. The process of wading through information and resources to determine quality and accuracy can be both a physically and emotionally exhausting endeavor--something a cancer patient should not have to face when his or her energies would be better spent focusing on recovery.
At the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center, we want our patients and their family members to have all the information and resources they need to receive the best treatment and care throughout their cancer treatment and recovery. To assist with this, we provide the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program for FREE to our patients and their family members.
Our American Cancer Society Patient Navigator provides support for those dealing with cancer from the time of diagnosis through survivorship and to the end of life. The Patient Navigator is specially trained to offer information and support services to help patients feel in control, educated, and at ease throughout treatment and recovery. The Patient Navigation Program can improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by coordinating services to support the physical, psychological, financial, social, and spiritual issues encountered with a cancer diagnosis.
For more information, or to set up an appointment with the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator, please call the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center at 435-716-6400.