Cancer Survivorship is more than surviving cancer. It starts from the time of diagnosis and continues after treatment. The experience of living with cancer and beyond is unique to every patient.
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s survivorship nurse navigators, working as part of Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, are here to help. An oncology nurse navigator is a professional registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help address challenges and adapt to the “new normal” of life beyond cancer.
Cancer survivors often face multiple medical, psychosocial, and practical challenges, which may evolve over their lifespan. Some common challenges include:
- Fear of cancer reoccurrence
- Social and workforce adjustment
- Healthy lifestyle changes
- End of treatment transition
- Coping with late effects of treatment
Survivorship Nurse Navigator-led services include:
- Survivorship Wellness Workshops
- Survivorship Care Planning
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How to reach a cancer survivor Nurse Navigator:
Please call 916-734-5959 and ask to speak with a survivorship nurse or talk with your doctor or nurse about a referral to a survivorship nurse navigator.
For more resources, please visit the Patient and Family Learning Center