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Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

Patient Navigator Program

Making a decision about cancer treatment isn't always easy

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, such as gynecologic, bladder, kidney, testicular, penile, breast, lung, upper or lower gastrointestinal cancer, navigating through all the medical information can feel overwhelming.

That's why the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute offers the services of a dedicated Clinical Patient Navigator.

What is a Clinical Patient Navigator?

A Clinical Patient Navigator is an oncology nurse who specializes in working with patients diagnosed with cancer. The Clinical Patient Navigator is here to make sure you and your family have all the information you need to make the most informed and timely decision about your treatment plan.

What services does the Clinical Patient Navigator provide?
As part of your health care team, the Clinical Patient Navigator will: The Clinical Patient Navigator makes sure that you and your family have all the information you need to make the most informed and timely decision about your treatment.

  • Ease your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
  • Explain the different treatment options for your cancer based on nationally and locally endorsed treatment guidelines.
  • Discuss any clinical trials which may be available to you.
  • Schedule consultations for you and your family with appropriate specialists as needed.
  • Provide information and literature relative to your specific diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

How much does it cost to use this service?

This service is offered at no cost to you and your family.

How do I contact the Clinical Patient Navigator?

The Clinical Patient Navigator is accessible by telephone or one-on-one consultation. Please call 1-844-504-9680 for more information.

Remember -- you're not alone.

The days and weeks after a cancer diagnosis can be a fearful and confusing time. At the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, we're here to support you by providing you all the information you need to make an informed treatment choice.

Take time to explore all your options.
                    And know that you're not alone.

Maine Medical Center Institute Patient Navigation

 

 

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