The cancer navigator connects a person with cancer with the help and support they need. The goal of cancer navigation is to find ways to overcome issues that keep people from getting access to quality cancer care. For example, navigators might help someone get a cancer screening and make sure that people who have abnormal test results get a follow-up visit. Or, the cancer navigator might help someone with cancer learn more about their cancer and its treatment. A cancer navigator might also help them manage money problems that come up during and after treatment.
The cancer navigator helps people with cancer deal with issues that prevent them from getting screened and diagnosed, accessing cancer care, and finding the help they need after cancer treatment. The navigator provides support to the person with cancer as well as their caregivers and families.