Patient Navigation

The UMC Cancer Center patient navigators assist in coordinating care and navigating your cancer journey.

Our patient navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs.

These may include:

  • helping with insurance problems
  • explaining treatment and care options
  • going with patients to visits
  • assisting caregivers
  • managing medical paperwork

Receiving support from a patient navigator can truly make a difference in the way you feel about your care. We are glad to offer you this service to help you through this journey. Speak with your physician or nurse about receiving assistance from a patient navigator.



Social Worker

A social worker is available to help patients with practical matters, such as temporary housing near the UMC Southwest Cancer Center. They can also coordinate:

  • Medical Supplies
  • Home Health
  • Referrals to community services
  • Advocacy and assistance in communicating your needs.

Speak to your physician or nurse about meeting with a social worker.

Women's Nurse Navigator

For our female patients with breast or gynecological cancer, we provide a Women's Nurse Navigator to assist you throughout your cancer journey. From your initial diagnosis through your doctor visits, surgery and other treatments, our Women's Nurse Navigator is there to offer you support and assistance.

Keeping up with all that comes with your cancer diagnosis -- physical and emotional stress, educating yourself about the diagnosis and treatment options, keeping up with medications, appointments and insurance, etc. -- is difficult! That's why we give you some relief through your nurse navigator.

For more information, and to learn how you can receive the assistance of a Women's Nurse Navigator, talk to your physician.


Lung Nurse Navigator

The SWCC's Lung Nurse Navigator serves as the main point of contact for patients and families through their lung cancer journey. Before, during and after treatment, our lung nurse navigator works closely with all members of the health care team to develop a coordinated approach to your plan of care. He or she provides support for you and your family, knowing that your well-being and peace of mind are an essential part of your treatment. 

For more information, and to learn how you can receive the assistance of a Lung Nurse Navigator, talk to your physician.

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