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Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation

Helping patients navigate through their cancer journey from discovery to recovery

At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, we offer you the assistance of a dedicated oncology navigator who will help you overcome barriers and coordinate oncology care with the entire health care team. She will guide and support you and your family through the many challenges of cancer and meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with compassion.

We have oncology health navigators for breast, GI, tumor (CyberKnife treatment), and general oncology care. They are healthcare professionals specially trained and experienced in cancer care, who guide and support patients and their families through the many challenges of different cancer types. The navigator is dedicated to bringing together all multidisciplinary team members involved in a patient's care.

  • Understanding diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Understanding what resources are available and how to access them
  • Overcoming barriers and coordinating care with the entire healthcare team, including:
    • Surgeons
    • Medical oncologists
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Plastic surgeons
    • Genetic counselors
    • Support groups
    • Dieticians
    • Physical/Lymphedema therapists
    • Radiologists
  • Understanding your medications
  • Connecting patients with outside resource centers such as the American Cancer Society, Pearl Point Cancer Support (Formerly The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation), YMCA ABC program, Susan G. Komen, and Gilda's Club for group support and cancer related products
  • Providing educational materials
  • Improving communication between the healthcare team and hosting multidisciplinary breast cancer conferences to assure personalized breast cancer treatment for each patient
  • Offering patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials