Guidance and Support for Cancer Patients

nurse navigatorCoping with cancer at any stage is difficult. To help patients and their families through this trying time, the Lifespan Cancer Institute offers the Nurse Navigator Program.

The program assists patients through the entire course of their cancer care. Navigators are registered nurses trained in oncology who possess an in-depth understanding of specific types of cancer and the process patients undergo. They guide patients through their diagnosis, treatment and recovery, while helping them make informed decisions and cope with the variety of issues they face.

Navigators follow patients before, during and after cancer treatments including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. They are available in person and by telephone to offer support and provide answers.

Nurse navigators guide patients through the health care system and the course of their treatment in several ways, including:

  • Facilitating communication with health professionals (physicians, counselors, nutritionists and community-based support resources)
  • Coordinating services to streamline and accelerate treatments
  • Arranging interpreters and transportation
  • Assisting with insurance and financial questions
  • Providing emotional support to patients and their families
  • Offering educational resources

Locations

Nurse Navigator Program, Rhode Island Hospital
844-222-2881
Nurse Navigator Program, The Miriam Hospital
844-222-2881
Nurse Navigator Program, Newport Hospital
844-222-2881
Nurse Navigator Program, East Greenwich, RI
844-222-2881
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Locations

Nurse Navigator Program, Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
844-222-2881
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Locations

Nurse Navigator Program, The Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Fain Building, 3rd floor
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
844-222-2881
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Nurse Navigator Program, Newport Hospital
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
844-222-2881
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Nurse Navigator Program, East Greenwich, RI
1454 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
1454 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
844-222-2881