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December 12, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
Navigators are surrounded by metrics every day. The following examples are taken from the session at the Third Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference titled Navigation in the Age of Personalized Cancer Care.
October 17, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
For those nurses that recognized this title as a number one 1980 rhythm and blues song by the Whispers, you are a seasoned nursing veteran. This tune came to mind while reading the latest Nurses’ Health Study Newsletter and trying to recall how many questionnaires  have  been completed every 2 years for this prospective study.
August 21, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
When planting my feet on the ground after my daughter’s wedding, I was blindsided with the news from my sister that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She found out the week of the wedding but chose not to tell me until after the wedding festivities were completed. (3 days after the wedding)
June 26, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
Pick up an oncology journal, attend national meetings…one will hear the term medical home. No, it is not a physical place for medical staff to retire and enjoy the golden years. It is a model of care that is “valued based”. Payers, insurance companies, are sending the message to the oncology world that the high cost of cancer care must be addressed.
June 12, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
As summer approaches with plans for vacations, long weekends or quieter evenings, it is interesting to see and hear what colleagues have on their “to read” list.
I have asked Robin Atkinson to share about her GYN Navigation position and how it evolved from an idea to a full-time position. Her story reflects an idea that was taken to a cancer program by a champion who had a plan for this vision.
April 24, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
I cherish the Saturday morning breakfasts with my daughter and am fortunate to have other lively family members join us. A recent meal had us discussing “liquids if the gods.” It all started as a joke around the coffee the females thought they needed each morning.
February 23, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
It is exciting to see survivorship come to the forefront of cancer care. It is not possible to compartmentalize survivorship care as the part of treatment that occurs after chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Navigators recognize how survivorship weaves in throughout the treatment phase.
February 21, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
The presentation from the American Institute for Cancer Research (2012), “New Research Shows Cancer Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle,” is astounding – the longer you sit, the higher the risk for developing cancer! Yes, it is advantageous to have a lower body weight and to exercise regularly, but are we tuned in to the length of our daily sitting time?
January 4, 2012 | Articles & Whitepapers
It is the time of the year to decide to make a commitment to a personal goal – a new project or the reforming of a habit. Where did this idea originate?
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