You or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer – now what? If you live in Fort McMurray, you are now able to receive help and support from a cancer patient navigator. The service is in the process of being launched in Calgary and Edmonton, and is already available through cancer centres in Drumheller, Grande Prairie and Lloydminster.
Specializing in cancer care, registered nurses work as navigators for cancer patients and their families, guiding them through the treatment process. Listening to patients and answering questions, the navigators explain treatment options, prepare patients for visits and provide resources and information. They will even connect patients with the appropriate services. Registration is required.
The Fort McMurray program is offered as of October thanks to funding from Syncrude Canada Ltd.