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Oncology Nurse Navigator 

Every cancer diagnosis comes with plenty to think about. You may have questions that need answers, tests to schedule, treatments to consider, concerns about family members or uncertainty about how the medical system works. 

With all of this, you may need someone to help support you and guide you throughout your care. That someone is the Oncology Nurse Navigator at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. Focused on your comfort and convenience, these healthcare experts provide the understanding care you want and deserve, when you need it most. 

Patient Care CoordinatorsWho is a Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Our Oncology Nurse Navigators are experienced advanced practice nurses with expertise in oncology. From the time you’re diagnosed, this person is available as a dedicated member of your cancer care team and will facilitate personalized cancer care for you and your family. 

Whether your physician recommends established treatment protocols or it is determined you are better suited to participate in a clinical trial, your Oncology Nurse Navigator will be your personal advocate. 

What does an Oncology Nurse Navigator do?

Serving as a link between you, physicians and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center or Clinical Trials team, Oncology Nurse Navigators ensure appropriate education, support and resources are provided. This includes: 

  • Consulting with you and your family members to describe the comprehensive spectrum of services available at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.
  • Assessing the individual needs of you and your family, and providing the necessary education, information and resource materials.
  • Conducting follow-up to ease stress and provide ongoing support and education.
  • Providing education on navigating the healthcare system and strategies for being your own healthcare advocate. 

Through our partnerships with community physicians, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and others, the Patient and Supportive Care Services you deserve have never been easier to access. 

To schedule a consultation with an Oncology Nurse Navigator who specializes in clinical trials, please call 480-323-1339 (toll free: 1-877-273-3713), or e-mail clinicaltrials@shc.org.