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CanCare Navigation

CANCARE NAVIGATION

ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT

CanCare’s Navigators ‘walk beside’ a person with cancer, helping them get the support they need, at the time they need it most.

The CanCare Navigator provides practical, one-to-one support, such as

• Providing regular contact and practical help

• Filling out complex medical forms

• Finding transport to or from treatment

• Arranging child care, elderly care, or pet care during treatment

• Organising social outings and connecting to support groups

• ‘Checking-in’, to make sure everything is OK

CANCARE

NAVIGATORS

After a cancer diagnosis, it is normal for routines and life to be disrupted. It can be a challenging time and with advances in cancer treatment, there are often many treatments and medical specialists involved.

CanCare Navigator’s stay in touch with regular contact – in person or by phone, text or email, and can be there until things are back on track.

VOLUNTEER NAVIGATORS

CAN HELP TO:

Access information and community services

Complete complex medical forms

Find transportation to and from treatment

Arrange child care while a parent receives care

Organise or take a person on social outings

Encourage regular contact with their GP

Alert hospital staff to any concerns

Just be there when a person needs a friend

There is evidence that patients who are well supported and have their needs addressed experience lower rates of anxiety, mood disorder, nausea, vomiting and pain, and know more about their disease and the treatment options available.

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