William Raveis-American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program
A cancer diagnosis can stop a person in
their tracks… let alone all of the appointments and
consultations that follow, often spanning many months. That’s
why the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, with generous support
from William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance, and the
American Cancer Society, started a “navigator” program for all
patients with cancer.
Through Raveis’ financial support, UConn was able to hire a
full-time, on-site navigator who is accessible to all patients.
He/she is based prominently in the cancer center’s resource
center and provides assistance:
- making appointments;
- accompanying patients to medical appointments and
various treatments within the UConn Health Center;
- connecting patients to the vast resources available
through the American Cancer Society; and
- providing support, guidance and listening.
The program is closely linked with the American Cancer
Society, which provides 24-hour assistance to patients
and families through its hotline and tremendous on-line library.
In addition, the cancer society provides a range of hands-on
services for patients and families including support groups,
assistance with wigs and make-up and much more.
The William Raveis-American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program
is also supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who helped
the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center launch a navigator program
for breast cancer patients in 2006.
At the UConn Health Center
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