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Becoming a Patient Navigator – 2011 Update

Patient navigation and patient advocacy as a new and emerging profession is gaining attention because it fills so many gaps in the current American health care system. Learn more about training, job opportunities and the landscape of patient navigation. Continue reading

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Navigator Newsletter—September-Edition

The September edition of Navigator News includes articles on:  Understanding Palliative Care; The Fine Print of your Insurance Policy; and Food Science Part 1.   We welcome your feedback! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Navigator-Newsletter—September-Edition.html?soid=1103192011442&aid=C2KCCMiqSHU&share=fblike. Bookmark It

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Informed Consent: Your Rights and Responsibility

Every person has the right to fully participate in decisions regarding his or her own health care. This legal doctrine is called the right to informed consent. As a patient or caregiver, you have the right and responsibility to obtain as much information as you need to be able to commit to a course of treatment or testing process. Continue reading

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Bone Marrow Transplant Concerns

People who are multiracial are one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the United States. However, despite donor drives and new efforts to utilize social networking to increase the number of donors, they are also the most under-represented in the marrow registry. Continue reading

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Perplexed Pediatrician – Should Mom Worry?

When her son’s pediatrician said she had never heard of the National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov), this young mom was blown away. Should she worry about entrusting her son’s care to a doctor who has never heard of this world-famous institution? Comments invited. Continue reading

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Yours Truly Profiled in New York Times

The March 4, 2010 New York Times included the following article which discussed the emerging profession of health navigators and patient advocates. Take a look. http://tinyurl.com/healthnavigatorNYT
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Cancer Clinical Trials – What You Should Know

The words “clinical trials” can conjure up images of desperate medical experiments with little hope of success. In reality, medical advances and breakthroughs can and have resulted from clinical trials. Without them, we wouldn’t have many of the treatments we have today.
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Our Health Is Our Greatest Gift

Many of you reading this blog have experienced some type of difficult health situation, for yourselves, a friend or family member.  It’s also what makes so many of us passionate about helping others through their illness.  It’s why Patient Navigator … Continue reading

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The Case Manager or Patient Navigator: Providing Support for Cancer Patients During Treatment and Beyond – nccn.com

Patient Navigator LLC highlighted in National Comprehensive Cancer Center article on cancer navigation. Continue reading

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Training Programs for Patient Navigators

Here are the training programs I know of for those who want to become patient navigators or advocates. Continue reading

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