Patient Advocacy/Empowerment

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cannot expect to follow a textbook example of “how CLL is treated,” as each case is different based on patient age, comorbidities, and specifics related to mutations/severity. Veteran navigators offer expert commentary on CLL disease state, treatment considerations, psychosocial impact, and more.
Patients with metastatic disease rely on their oncology navigator to help meet their treatment needs, psychosocial needs, family needs, and individual needs.
Cassie Osborne, RN, MSN, OCN, ONN-CG explains the misconceptions patients can have when they receive a metastatic disease diagnosis.
Healthcare needs a greater focus on metastatic survivors and establishing treatment goals that the patient wants to proceed with.
Cassie Osborne, RN, MSN, OCN, ONN-CG shares how oncology navigators serve as the voice of their patients who are living with metastatic disease.
Patients who are living with chronic and metastatic disease face a unique set of challenges in their care coordination.
Andi Dwyer, BS, explains how oncology navigators and their patients need to be aware of their risks of cancer to know how to best move ahead with cancer screenings.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA explains the benefits and surprises of working with older patients in cancer care.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA shares the ideal roles that would make up the multidisciplinary care team of older populations with cancer.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA offers 1 piece of advice to oncology navigators who are providing care to older patients.
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