What is a cancer navigator?

Skype ConsultationsYour cancer navigator is a specialised patient advocate, guide, organiser, coordinator, motivator & advisor.

The navigator…

  • Services are essential if you are considering treatments overseas – e.g. immune therapies.
  • Helps you navigate the increasingly complex & bewildering cancer maze – providing guidance & support at each step of the way. 
  • Builds a comprehensive overview of your unique cancer history in order to provide a dedicated & personalised approach to your cancer treatment & management. 
  • Has longevity in the field – 4 + decades. 
  • Is knowledgeable across multiple cancer disciplines; including, knowledge of oncology treatments (especially cutting edge treatments), surgery, radiation, immune therapies, cancer nutrition, psychological support & more.
  • Informs & educates you about new treatments, new diagnostics, new options – empowering you to make informed decisions.
  • Is not on the payroll of any hospital or drug company – is free of limiting hospital protocols –  can find the best option for patients.

Your navigator empowers you, the patient, to 'captain' your cancer survivor ship.

Empowering the Patient to gain maximum value from an oncology consultation:

An oncology consultation can be a dis-empowering & intimidating experience for many patients. Consequently many patients retain little from their oncology consultations – just 10-20% of what is possible.

With our help in advance, our navigated patients attain more value from their consultation – often 80-90%.

The following scenario illustrates how the navigator helps our patient to maximise their oncology consultation.

Before our patient attends a the oncology consultation, the navigator, discusses ways to manage & maximise the consultation in advance.

For example; the navigator sometimes shows the patient  how interview the oncologist; instead of the other way around. This very act act empowers the patient; after all it is their life on the line.

Based on the patient’s medical records, we prepare in advance a list of important questions to ask the oncologist. A novice patient does not know the best questions to ask; let alone interpret the answers. 

The method can open up a new realm of treatment possibilities and options that are not normally offered without the extra impetus from the navigated patient.

You could liken the navigator to a coach of an Olympic athlete. Like the coach, the navigator has the skill & experience to help you achieve your best outcome - perhaps the win of your life.