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Who Are Patient Navigators?
Patient Navigators are trained, culturally competent health care workers who work with patients, families, physicians and the health care system to ensure cancer patients’ needs are appropriately and effectively addressed.
What Do Patient Navigators Do?
The most important role of patient navigators is to ensure that individuals with suspicious cancer findings receive timely diagnosis and treatment.
Patient navigators work with cancer patients to “navigate” the health care system and access appropriate social and financial services. A primary function of the navigator is to establish and help maintain communication between patients, their families, physicians and the health care system.