Cancer can take a toll on patients and their families. To help overcome the challenges that get in the way of needed treatment, Grady offers every patient support from a navigator. Navigators can be social workers, nurse navigators, clinic nurses, or patient navigators supported by the American Cancer Society. They guide patients and their families through the complexities of cancer treatment and can:
- Connect you with the right Grady resource to address your needs
- Provide information about your diagnosis
- Share educational materials to help you understand your condition
Beyond medical issues, navigators can help patients with other situations that can intrude on treatments – like arranging transportation for a patient to help them keep appointments or help those in economic need to apply for financial support.